Relestation by Tenneseeians Grymloche was a song I needed a couple of go-throughs to nail. It has a ...
more Relestation by Tenneseeians Grymloche was a song I needed a couple of go-throughs to nail. It has a bit of an untraditional bild-up, which makes it perhaps not THAT immediately accessible, but then more interesting in the long run.
I feel it suffer a bit from "below par" production. A little post-recording treatment to "fatten" the sound up a bit would undoubtedly benefit this song. Especially drums and guitars are a bit thin. But lets not dwell on techs & specs.
The feel of it all sends my thoughts slightly in the direction of Sevendust and Alice In Chains; mostly cause there are certain elements that are familiar. But it stands well on its own without such referances, too. The song has a bit of a twist halfway where it becomes a bit more grim (grym? ;-) ) adding both more variation and more egde and some aggression to it. But I can't really get my head around the finishing section of the song- I feel lacks a defined ending or a conclusion, if you will.
So I think Grymloch certainly has something here! Relestation definately has its own identity and just the right amount of "familiar elements" to make it both fresh and still accessible. It is heavy and well composed, has a bit of playfulness through the guitar leads and variation in both drums and vocals. All in all, a cool song - I bet it works really weel live! - allthough the ending leaves me hangin'.