Belief can be a powerful thing. When shared even among a small group, possibilities remain endless.
That brings us to He Is Legend’s fifth full-length offering, few [Spinefarm Records]. The communal faith belonging to a cadre of musicians, artists, and fans brought the collection to life. That’s why the title, a nod to Madame Helena Blavatsky’s occult treasure The Voice of the Silence, feels so cosmically apropos for the Wilmington, NC quartet—Schuylar Croom [vocals], Adam Tanbouz [lead guitar], Matty Williams [bass], and Denis Desloge [guitar].
Most people are fundamentally good—but sometimes, extraordinary circumstances bring out the most bitter, unkind and aggressive elements in even the most taciturn of folk. Lies, betrayal, cheating, stealing—it piles up and before you can stop yourself, in a fit of passion, you snap and let your true feelings show. That sincere, sinister, passive-aggressive emotional energy defines relative newcomers Savage Hands, who take a sharp, fun post-hardcore edge and lacquer it with a thin layer of dissonance and punch to give it just what the band needs to cut right into the listener’s head and stay lodged there for weeks. For anyone from any walk of live, Savage Hands are an act with incredible appeal and unstoppable energy bound to make themselves an instant favorite in the ears and hearts of the heavy music community.
Born from the ashes of defunct bands in Maryland & Virginia, Savage Hands might be a young band, but they certainly don’t lack experience. The collective members have ample experience in writing and playing their music to audiences in support of several noteworthy nationwide tours—experience enough to write and record an album with Andrew Baylis (My Enemies & I, Sylar) which garnered the attention of SharpTone Records. Filled with catchy hooks that weave in and out of blood-pumping, adrenaline-spiking verses and visceral, gut-busting breakdowns, Savage Hands’ debut effort is one that makes the ground shake and inspires an emotional, energetic uproar within the listener. Never sacrificing a sense of poetic wit and sharp-tongued flair for their equally engaging punchy musicianship, Savage Hands’ debut effort in early 2018 is just the first of many things bound to craft a stellar—and savage—future.
Synovial is a 5-piece progressive metalcore band from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Utilizing a blend of experimental elements in addition to a wide range of influences in and out of the metal spectrum, they’ve developed their own approach to the genre. Jumping on the scene in July 2017, Synovial released their debut EP in December 2017, their debut music video for “525” in August 2018, and their roaring single “Aliens” in January 2019. Currently, they are writing new material for a brand new EP slated for mid-late 2019.