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Coridian - Single Review: Rakshasa

22 Aug 2022 // A review by Ben Sargent

Auckland-based 4-piece Coridian return in full force with their second single Rakshasa off their much anticipated upcoming album HAVA, which is due early next year. A winter storm of progression and melancholy proving once again that one of the fastest rising Kiwi Rock acts can still push the boundaries of their sound whilst still dialling in plenty of that early 2000's nostalgia.

Featuring the always impressive Written By Wolves vocalist Michael Murphy, Coridian's latest offering pushes the envelope once more with powerful vocal melodies, post-core guitar leads, and a driving anticipated rhythm section.

This is great conceptual writing. The struggle of fighting back against the symbolically depicted Rakshasa, a Hindu Sanskrit word that refers to an all-consuming malevolent demon. The listener is taken on a journey from start to finish with moments of desperation, anger and relief. 

It's the attention to detail on this single that stands out. Every section of the track showcases different disciplines from each member of the band, this especially apparent with the excellent use of dynamics throughout the evolving bridge. With the highest production quality, a thoughtful song structure and interesting lyrical syncopation - it really is hard to fault.

The way that Coridian manage to keep bringing us all the elements of modern day rock and progressive metal, whilst still emoting feelings of a previous era is outstanding. Rakshasa is stirring reminder of what's to come with the upcoming release of HAVA.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Coridian

Take fireball vocal powerhouse Dity and the hard hitting, harder grooving Raven brothers, bind them together and you get Coridian. It's the four-piece Auckland based who are fast becoming one of the best new names in Kiwi rock.

They've worked with some of the best names in NZ and Australian music including Zorran Mendonsa (Blacklistt/City Of Souls), Paul Lawrence (His Master’s Voice), Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Shihad) and Ermin Hamidovic (Architects/Intervals).

They've toured extensively around NZ, including their own headlining tours and performing with high profile NZ acts such as Devilskin, City of Souls, I Am Giant, Skinny Hobos and Written by Wolves, as well as international acts such as P.O.D (USA), Fuel (USA), Fozzy (USA), Sumo Cyco (CAN) & Red Sea (AUS).

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Coridian

Releases

Eldur
Year: 2020
Type: EP
Caldera
Year: 2017
Type: EP
Oceanic
Year: 2015
Type: EP

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