25 Apr 2024
UsernamePassword

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

Dark Water - Single Review: While the World is Bleeding

30 Sep 2021 // A review by Callum Wagstaff
Dark Water are a New Plymouth based alternative rock band formed in 2009. While the World is Bleeding is their new single, mixed and mastered by Crazy Daisy Productions, USA.

It's a murky affair that attempts to find some solace among desolation. Rolling drum fills carry barrels of electric harmony
over hills of restrained, worldly resentment like that of the line: If you leave then you'll believe but it's belief that leaves you hollow.

Occasional female vocal harmonies add accents of cold comfort to the bitter lamentation, making for rich, cinematic moments with a sense of warning in the tone of the tom work.

The narrative point of view changes between the verse and chorus from second person to first person. There's a shift in the
sentiment from ruminating existential dread to a sense of focus on core tenets of wellbeing.

In the second half of the song it moves further into the realm  of a power ballad and the breathe of something close to
optimism rips through in the form of the lead. There's a really nice bridge part where an unexpected descending piano melody funnels down the energy into a bottleneck of earnest melancholy before exploding into the reprise.

While the World is Bleeding has all the hallmarks of a song about a world on fire, but the general scope to outlast the zeitgeist and become a more timeless work; a way for listeners to explore their own personal apocalypse. It may be Dark Water's most comprehensive release to date.
Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Dark Water

DARK WATER are a three piece Taranaki, alternative Rock band formed in 2009.

DARK WATER started life as a four piece, after a lineup change, they are now a hard hitting three piece. Their first year together was spent developing their sound and style, which has developed into a gripping yet gritty sound with a heaviness that enfolds melody.

DARK WATER have already started making a name for themselves having played at G Taranaki and opening for Shihad, The Feelers, I Am Giant and The Checks in their home town of New Plymouth. .

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Dark Water

Releases

Other Reviews By Callum Wagstaff

Swamp Rat Collective - EP Review: Flash Sneakers
16 Apr 2024 // by Callum Wagstaff
The Swamp Rat Collective is a dirty, matted tangle of influences from the guitar music of the era between the late 80's and early 2000's. The project is a collaboration between Paul Cowsill (rhythm and bass guitar) and Adam Gatt (lead guitar) that crosses the ocean, comprising parties from Auckland, New Zealand as well as London, UK.
Read More...
Daniel Ashcroft - Album Review: Chica De La Bum
05 Feb 2024 // by Callum Wagstaff
Daniel Ashcroft is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer based in Feilding.His musical goals are simple: He wants to play every instrument he possibly can, explore every genre and collaborate with as many singers as possible.
Read More...
Dub Asylum - EP Review: Time & Space EP
19 Nov 2023 // by Callum Wagstaff
Dub Asylum is the musical alias for Peter McLennan, former member of 90's reggae-thrash-punk-ska mutants the Hallelujah Picassos. Now working solo, Peter McLennan's Dub Asylum is a musical mash-up of dub reggae, hip-hop and funk.
Read More...
Bad Jelly Collective - EP Review: WESTBOUND&DOWN
10 Oct 2023 // by Callum Wagstaff
Bad Jelly Collective is the brainchild of 'Bad Jelly' Ben. Tucked away in his Huia road Home Studio in the Waitakere Ranges, Ben weaves his psychedelic soundscapes together with the creative forces of his team of musical mates.
Read More...
Album Review: Cautionary Tales
16 Aug 2023 // by Callum Wagstaff
Cautionary Tales is an alt-rock band based in Aotearoa, via Berlin and New York. It's an art-rock outfit built around the type of myths and legends where somebody gets screwed over for riding a scorpion or not tipping an old lady.
Read More...
SACHI - Single Review: Whole Again
17 Jul 2023 // by Callum Wagstaff
SACHI are an electronic dance duo made up of Nick Chrisp and Will Thomas. Whole Againis their first music release of 2023.
Read More...
Album Review: Bad Taste II
27 Jun 2023 // by Callum Wagstaff
Straight out of Whanganui, just down the road from my neck of the woods, Bad Taste comprises the 70's Prog Rock and Spaghetti Western inspired Alphabethead and the lyrically adept and furious at society Young Gho$t.Over a year in the making, Bad Taste II is the follow up to their self-titled debut.
Read More...
Bad Jelly Collective - Single Review: RUN0UT
30 May 2023 // by Callum Wagstaff
The Bad Jelly Collective is made up of Bad Jelly Ben and a few buddies who weave creative forces in their Huia Road Home Studio, nicely tucked away in the Waitakere Ranges.In the live setting, BJB "utilizes his arsenal of pedals, guitar amp & voice to create mood specific textures and colours.
Read More...
View All Articles By Callum Wagstaff

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • TOO SWEET
    Hozier
  • BEAUTIFUL THINGS
    Benson Boone
  • LOSE CONTROL
    Teddy Swims
  • I LIKE THE WAY YOU KISS ME
    Artemas
  • SATURN
    SZA
  • STICK SEASON
    Noah Kahan
  • END OF BEGINNING
    Djo
  • LIKE THAT
    Future And Metro Boomin feat. Kendrick Lamar
  • ESPRESSO
    Sabrina Carpenter
  • WE CAN'T BE FRIENDS (WAIT FOR YOUR LOVE)
    Ariana Grande
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem