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The 2020 bushfire season will never be forgotten. Its destruction was, and still is, devastating—not just to the environment but to humanity.
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But out of this tragedy came proof of the power of music. In massive part, this was due to its ability to both bring our emotions out and band us together. This is exactly what Descent, the debut offering from A World in Colour, has done.
Descent is everything good about heavy music. It’s brutal. It’s cathartic. It flawlessly blends grimmer vocals with more melodic, clean choruses. And it also champions chunky, high energy metal riffs and breakdowns that’ll make ya nose bleed. While this does make for a slightly frantic soundscape, it’s ultimately what hammers the track’s message home. We’ve got to spend some time talking about the lyrics because Lordy, they make Descent so damn good.
Descent is not just a reminder of how good our Oz heavy scene is; it’s a track that genuinely has the potential to start an uprising.
Desperation, anger and hopelessness all shine through here, from the opening line “let me breathe” to the closing “we’ve lost control.” Despite being inspired by tragic (and avoidable, might we add) events from a year back, Descent still holds a massive amount of relevance today. So if you’ve found yourself watching the news, furious about our government’s response to climate change, A World in Colour has got the outlet you need.
Descent is not just a reminder of how good our Oz heavy scene is; it’s a track that genuinely has the potential to start an uprising. So the next time one of the boomers in your life asks why you listen to that yelling shit, show them this.
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