Quick Glance: Thoughts In Reverse
Genre: Hardcore Metal
Nearly 10,000 fans and counting, Thoughts In Reverse deserves every single one of them. I had heard of them before, but didn’t know much about them. I couldn’t be happier that I took the time to listen to them, and they have gained yet another fan. Everything about them is done incredibly well, including their musicianship, vocals (screams and clean), songwriting, production, and originality. This is a band that takes everything that’s common in the hardcore scene of today and throws it in your face, as if to say “THAT’S how you do it.” The instrumentals are “tight & brutal”, displaying masterful speed and cohesive structure among the whole band. The drums are flawlessly heart-pounding, the bass lines are moving, the rhythm guitar is impossibly fast, and the lead guitar is complex and has a lot of phenomenal solos. I’m basically out of adjectives now, but I still have to describe the vocals, which are just amazing. Their vocalist has incredible range, and can basically do anything with his voice. The basic screams are as brutal as they come, but he also does different types of screams and growls, and even has an excellent singing voice for the rare occasions he uses it. Everything comes together beautifully, and the production of their EP “Sightings” definitely does the music justice. The music itself has fantastic variety. It alternates often between brutally fast metal, some breakdowns, and some catchy choruses (as many bands do). However, what makes them so original is that you never know what they’re going to do next. The constant shifting between styles and vocal techniques keeps everything refreshing, but it never goes soft for a second. I don’t know how they can keep straight the patterns of their song structures, but they do, and that’s what makes it so impressive. Now that I’ve heard them, I can only imagine how intense they must be live, and I don’t want to have to imagine it much longer. Believe me, once you hear Thoughts In Reverse, the bar of your hardcore musical taste will be raised.
I can’t believe I’ve never heard these guys before now… Oh well, they have an EP on iTunes, and I highly recommend checking it out. Let me know what you think of the bands I’ve reviewed, and my reviews on them. I always like to hear other people’s input. Rock on 315!
Here’s the production teaser from earlier in 2012!
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