New Jersey two-piece alternative metal band I Alone is ramping up to reveal their upcoming debut album Black Bullet Messiah due out by the end this year.
On 1st August I Alone has dropped lead single Black Bullet Messiah. On 1st September the second track off upcoming new album has been released under the name of Obvious. SICK AND SOUND introduced the band and reviewed their first two songs off forthcoming record at: www.sickandsound.it/the-simple-complexity-dichotomy-i-alone.
For more of a taste of what’s to come, on 1st October I Alone has dropped a new song called Tears Of Isis. A song name blossoming from Isis, the Egyptian Goddess and metaphor for the song. This track is very emblematic of the band’s typical sound and direction that Gerswin and Perrin wanted to drive the whole album towards. I Alone band is walking barefoot and hand in hand with us on a scorching Egyptian desert and its golden sand dunes.
New release for I Alone: Tears of Isis.
Tears of Isis is opening on crunch guitar, phantomatic drums pattern and intense, dramatic basslines. Riffing on distorted guitar is fully supporting the rhythmic with its pounding pace. Chords work embodies razor-sharp licks and a couple of engaging guitar solos, backing the song into the first section, or standing out later on along the unfolding of the piece. They are waving into the track and making a rich texture out of it.
In this song Gerswin’s vocal range shows up with the unusual prevalence of a full timbre on clean and clear style. I love how he adjusts his metamorphosing vocals to the songs we’ve listened to so far. Compared to previous releases, in Tears of Isis, this frontman does not make use of vocals distortions. He gets to hit the rock bottom of the track with his piercing and deepest vocal pitch and rising up to the surface of it through subtle and head voice technique extending to the highest pitch.
Vocals are dynamically layering and lining up with instrumentation together with backing vocals, also watered down into main lines on a lower range.
Second section of the song hosts a pretty good guitar solo and creates a creepy ambience as embracing a brief whispered vocal effect, before the full voice opens up to a singular a cappella performance. This is recalling the intro for Voodoo, by Godsmack, where Sully Erna phrases with his full-bodied vocals.
Tears Of Isis is an iconic track for Black Bullet Messiah’s sonorities and thus, is getting us hyped for the album approaching release.
Listen to Tears Of Isis song premiere:
Sneak Peek into Black Bullet Messiah and its tracklist:
1. Black Bullet Messiah
2. No Direction
4. Tears of Isis
5. What We’ve Become
8. Sleepwalking Through Time
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