EP Review: Red Seas Fire – “Red Seas Fire”
Hailing from the west country, Red Seas Fire bring us what we all like to call “Djent”. Of course, it’s now a name coined for a sub-genre of tech-metal, but I think what can set RSF aside is that they don’t sound like they’re trying to be “djent”, which I believe to be a good thing! Though I can hear a strong influence of Periphery with the clean singing and clean guitars, RSF allow more progressive sounds and grooves to develop and don’t over do the “tech” side of things.
First track of the self titled EP, (Disgarding the intro) ‘Epinephrine” sets a good pace and standard for the band but ‘Timeframes‘ excels this with a wicked solo, more along the tones of metal and The Safety Fire, and a cool riff and tempo acceleration.
‘The Recovery‘ displays the more djenty side of the band with chugs and thundering drums, although at points sound delayed. This track also gives us a nice ambient mid section, akin to Chimp Spanner/Steve Vai, leading into a breakdown finally. ‘Ciper‘ gets heavy on us and ‘Turbulence’ is at a more laid back pace, a nice mid-album track, finishing off with ‘Skye‘ with a wicked groovy long outro.
A great first offering from Red Seas Fire and I think with just a touch of refining on their sound will make the next release enough for them to stand out well amongst the crowd. In the meantime, get this release for free: goo.gl/kOjE3