Below Oceans // Neurosis [Single Review]

Below Oceans // Neurosis [Single Review]

November 10, 2017

 

Song: Neurosis

Band: Below Oceans

Release: [Single] 

Area: Newcastle

Date of release: November 11 2017

Genre: Metalcore/Hardcore

Reviewer: Brendan Bennell

For Fans Of: Architects, Northlane, In Hearts Wake

Next Gig: Miss May I & Sylar at Newcastle The Cambridge Hotel Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

 

Below Oceans brand new single, ‘Neurosis’, is a a big step for this bands sound. Following their last Track ‘Losing Sight’, What these boys are up to now is next level. The use of soft ambient sounds and the now lower tuned guitars straight away gives vibes of bands like Northlane, Architects, etc. Guitarist/Singer Dylan Farrell shows a ton of improvement, both with the singing and these technical riffs.

 

You can check my review of 'Loosing Sight' here!

 

With this new sound does come with more technical parts and sections, but they’re hitting the nail on the head. I dug the chorus heaps, it was well led in, it felt really thought over all instruments. On top of that they have put a lot of feel in this song, whether it be note choice of the singing or the riffs themselves. The outro, featuring what sounds like a clogged garbage disposal exiting a mouth, is hectic. So heavy and such a good way to send off the song on a high. I’m very interested to see if this is the “new sound” of the band.

 

As a whole the track is super tight, these boys have clearly put a lot of work and effort into it. Every part was well written, the flow was spot on and I really enjoyed it.

 

Cleans: 4/5

Screams: 3.5/5

Guitars: 9/10

Bass: 7/10

Drums: 8/10

Lyrics: 8/10

Songwriting: 9/10

Mixing: 7.5/10

Replayability: 8/10

Songwriting Integrity :9/10

Complexity:7.5/10

 

Overall: 85.5/100

Personal Enjoyment: 9/10

 

 

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