If the sound of heavy drums, crunchy riffs and melody catches your ear, then look no further than Wainuiomata rockers, Burning Embers. Despite being unsigned, the seasoned musicians have been around for a good three to four years, gigging almost anywhere they can and rocking out audiences with their mix of heavy rock, tinged with toe tapping melody and lots of impressive solo’s that would give Slash a run for his money.
Opening number, Open Road, had already been turning heads, with the debut of an impressive video, gaining a decent following on YouTube. With the instant deep riff that gives way to a catchy hook line and it’s easy to see why it’s a big favourite. Vocalist, Robert Morgan, has an even melodic tone and blends well with the heaviness of the demo, despite it being a very rough mix; it’s easy to see the future potential of these guys with a little more work.
It’s clear that they’re dead on with a great mix of musical influences, including Stone Temple Pilots and Alice In Chains. Yet they create their own dynamics, mixing some great solos with soft vocals, yet they have a punk, ambient feel to some other numbers, creating a very eclectic feel. While some numbers are distorted slightly with a tinny sound that muffles some lyrics and overall sound, you have to give it to these guys for still producing a great variety that will sure to please any rock fan.
Check out more information about Burning Embers on their facebook page- www.facebook.com/burningembers and link to their video ‘Open Road’ on YouTube.
Burning Embers have been around for about three years.