The top four tracks brand new from the week of October 24-30.
Where Have You Gone – Christoffer Franzen
Franzen, better known as Lights & Motion, has a way with music that few do. He’s able to create full soundscapes that envelope the listener in a separate world. This instrumental, whimsical track will cause desires for fantasy worlds from childhood. This man has a gift, and he keeps getting better.
RIYL: U137, This Patch of Sky, Movie Soundtracks
Derailed – For All Eternity
For All Eternity return to form, and better than ever. This song is as heavy as expected, and they prove they belong in the same conversations as August Burns Red and Forevermore. However, what I was most impressed with in this song is the clean vocals. The power behind the drummer’s voice in this song legitimately gives me chills. “How far must I fall before I feel some self remorse? How far must I go before I find my way back home?” This song is huge in every way, and if this is any indication of what the album will sound like, I’m sitting on the edge of my seat.
RIYL: Forevermore, Convictions, Your Memorial
Lucid – Polaris
Polaris are poised to be the next big band, following in the footsteps of Wage War and Architects before them. Every single from this album has been better than the last, and they flex their chops again in this song. It’s hard to capture energy in a studio setting, but these guys have done it. The musicianship is cohesive and impressive, the cleans don’t take away from the weight of the song, and the breakdowns are heavy. Some great lyrics in this song: “I spill my blood against the earth just to see the world in colour.” Great imagery. Keep your eyes out for this one, and I strongly recommend picking up this album.
RIYL: Architects, Wage War, Invent Animate
Bloom – The Young Hearts
The Young Hearts prove you can still have that mid 2000’s rock vibe while not feeling stale, and that’s the biggest accomplishment here. This song is really good, and super catchy. This is what I think the current scene has been missing, and these guys fill that hole in my heart perfectly. They show off their incredible songwriting here, knowing when to build up and when to fade out, and it’s a breath of fresh air.
RIYL: Gaslight Anthem, Saves The Day, Something Corporate
As always, you can listen to all of the TetraT songs at this playlist here: