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Like A Storm - Nothing Remains Single Review

07 Jul 2014 // A review by Epitomised_Drummer
Dirty heavy guitar riffs, angry dirty driving drums, gravelly scathing vocals, haunting samples, this all adds to the amazing new single from Kiwi rockers Like A Storm who are now based between Vancouver and Los Angeles, California. I remember way back in the day when two schoolboy bands Fluid and Inertia joined forces and announced that they were calling themselves Like A Storm because that's how they sounded. Well that's not too far from the truth. Their latest rock single Nothing Remains is a heavy borderline brutal single that is internationally one of the highest level singles that I have had the pleasure of listening to.

I wouldn't dare compare their sound to any other band for fear that their riffs would tear strips off me, but if I was going give readers an idea of what category Like A Storm's brand new single falls into, I would suggest they had a listen to the likes of Breaking Benjamin, or maybe Halestorm, or possibly a bit of Sevendust to give you an idea of the guitarwork that is laid down beneath a melodic yet aggressive vocal line that sets them apart from their heavy metal counterparts. You can really see the progression from their previous singles Chemical Infatuation and Love The Way You Hate Me with the boys really laying down those absolutely MASSIVE guitars, but the haunting samples and vocals grab you and pull you under each and every time.

Do yourself a favour, and if you haven't got this on your iTunes, make sure you get it - I promise you that once you have heard it, you'll be wanting to grab all of their previous singles also. Keep an eye out for these guys. They ARE the next big thing without a doubt.

About Like A Storm

With their record-breaking new single, Love the Way You Hate Me, smashing its way onto American airwaves, Kiwi hard rock act Like A Storm have now achieved more successful US Hard Rock singles than any other New Zealand band in history. Hard rock anthem Love the Way You Hate Me, which features singer Chris Brooks playing the didgeridoo, has made an impact with rock fans all over North America - hitting #1 on satellite giant SiriusXM Octane.

Since their debut album, The End of the Beginning, in 2009, Like A Storm have created a compelling musical catalogue and earned the reputation as one of rock's hardest working bands. Five years of relentless touring has seen them share American stages with rock giants Creed, Korn, Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown and many others. As a result, the band of Kiwi brothers has developed one of the most loyal fan bases in the country, and are now a headline act in their own right. Like A Storm's diehard fans - many of whom are inked in the band's artwork and lyrics - are widely known to travel huge distances, and show up hours early, to see the band play at some of the most iconic rock venues in the US.

Originally formed a world away in Auckland, New Zealand, Like A Storm was born when musician brothers Chris, Kent and Matt Brooks first jammed together. Growing up playing in separate bands, the combined chemistry was apparent in an instant. "We just felt this amazing musical connection," remembers guitarist Matt Brooks, "We knew that we had to start a band together."

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Releases

Awaken The Fire
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Chaos Theory: Part 1
Year: 2014
Type: Album

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