Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rainmaker - Alienation

Rainmaker is from Sweden and play a melodic hardcore sound that has a great emphasis on dramatic song engineering.  The band mixes up tempos and moods very well, using pauses and slight hesitations to their advantage to create a good deal of urgency.

Delay and reverb guitars shimmer with high notes while the bass growls in the background. Steady drums and desperate vocals round off the sound and the excellent production quality doesn't hurt either.  The band has a good sense of when to split up into moments like this and when to come together for a more driving sound.  Think Yage or Envy as a comparsion.  Definitely good stuff. 

Listen to it here.