Song: Dark Shade
Release: Dark Shade single
Area: Darwin, Northern Territory.
Date of release: 07/12/2017
Genre: Melodic Hardcore
Reviewer: Michael Dixon
For Fans Of: Karnivool, Far Away Stables, Belle Haven.
"I've got a burning desire to be a man that never leaves to be a little bit kinder to myself when I’m in need never taught, never saw what love’s supposed to be I’ve got a burning desire, so teach me"
“Dark Shade” is the brand new single from this five-piece melodic hardcore outfit from Darwin, Northern Territory. Unlike most melodic hardcore bands in the local music scene, there is a strong emphasis on striking clean vocals, beautiful melodies and a slow-building atmospheric nature on this track. There is also a brief section of screams and gang-vocals at the end of the track which gives it a refreshing unique dimension. It all builds up to a compelling and uplifting chorus about finding hope and optimism even in the darkest of times
Songwriting Integrity : 8.5/10
Personal Enjoyment: 8.5/10