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Seas of Conflict - EP Review: Vestige

09 Mar 2017 // A review by Terry McIntosh

Vestige is the second EP from Hamilton based Metal band Seas of Conflict. These guys are not new to the scene, having been around since 2011, and have been consistently releasing material independently while still in high school through till now. They have been slowly gaining a name for themselves and have supported a heap of international acts which is helping them to refine their art. Kiwi metal heads have really upped their game in the last ten years and the young musicians that are now starting to come through are extremely talented and well versed in their craft. Vestige is a great example of that and consists of 6 slabs of metal goodness.

Opening with Temporal Oceans, which is also the first video to be released, you get a taste of what the band is about. Mixtures of hardcore, prog and metal all fused together. I’m pretty keen on the swirling atmospheric sounds and scenery that they create and, in my opinion, it does seem to be part of what makes a lot Kiwi metal and rock what it is. There’s mixtures of growling vocals and clean vocals which show off the many talents of this band.

From vocals, guitar and through to the drums the production on this is immaculate making it very listenable. There’s plenty of twists and turns to keep you interested. One of my favourite tracks is Lightless, about half way through. It’s one of the slower pieces before it powers back up. Jared from Barracks shows up to help them along in Tantalus, which is another standout track.

These guys show us older metal fans that we should have more faith in the youth of today as they are creating fresh and inspired music. There always needs to be fresh new talent and these guys have it in spades. This is another great Kiwi metal release definitely worth a listen.

 

About Seas of Conflict

Seas Of Conflict is a Heavy Metal band from Hamilton, which consists of five members who all share the same dream, which is to have their music reach as many people as it possibly can. Seas Of Conflict are five hard working teenagers who love to write, record, and perform their own original music.

Since late 2011 Seas Of Conflict have been playing as many shows and participating in as many things as possible that will help benefit the bands future. In the short time Seas Of Conflict have been together they have had the privilege to perform with some of their all time favourite bands such as Deez Nuts, Thy Art Is Murder, Northlane, In Hearts Wake, Prepared Like A Bride, Sienna Skies, A Breach Of Silence, Saving Grace, plus many more.

Seas Of Conflict recorded their EP Bleak Humanity in their friends flat just so they were able to get some of their material out to the public. Since the release of their EP they have had air time on various radio stations around New Zealand, and they have also been aired over in Brazil. Seas Of Conflict bring an extremely energetic and aggressive live performance not to be missed. Keep an eye out for upcoming shows and release dates. You will be seeing and hearing plenty more from Seas Of Conflict.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Seas of Conflict

Releases

Vestige
Year: 2017
Type: EP

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