A New Release From Breaking The Undertow Has Arrived
In a blistering new single, Breaking The Undertow returns with all the energy and edge that we've come to expect from the artist's particular brand of alternative rock and metal.
The latest single hits pretty damn hard but crosses over into melodic screamo undertone sections that breed something that's familiar but also refreshing at the same time.
"Let's Get Kraken" has its own thing going on from beginning to end and if you turn it nice and loud you really can feel this one in your bones.
I think one of the best things about this artist in particular is that so much of it is actually emotionally driven even if it doesn't seem like that from the song title, or the surface initially.
These songs have so much depth and layers to them that you can't really soak them all in and just one listen.
What you can soak in and won't listen however, is a massive guitar tone and a blend of melodic screaming and vocals that blend in with catchy and quirky guitar sections that are so cool that it makes you want to start the song over just to hear those parts again.
There's always that massive and anthemic tonality that this project brings out and so much heart involved with these songs it's almost crazy.
Breaking The Undertow takes such an experimental and freeing approach to hard-hitting alternative rock but even with all the outside the box thinking and at times even arrangements, these songs are always so welcoming and radio friendly in their own right.
When I say cinematic, I definitely mean that you can hear these songs in films for sure. They just bring that gusto and that impactful power that bigger more action-packed scenes would need.
Now, you don't always get that from metal or alternative rock. Yes the music is a heavier Style but a lot of times it doesn't hit that cinematic spark exactly.
A lot of this has to do with the performance of the actual song as well. A track like this one for example, while written with this avant-garde approach in terms of the arrangements, has so much going on that the performance not only on the guitar but on the vocals as well have to be spot on for it to really work.
The songwriter behind this project normally thinks about that and you can tell by the performances throughout the songs.
This single has a bunch of really cool interchangeable parts that sort of roll into each other and build climaxes to explode into and then come back down from which is borderline brilliant honestly.
It feels like it's songs like this that push the envelope a little bit each time and allow others that are in the same genre to kind of sit back and say to themselves "wow that was a really cool part" or " wait, what's just happened".
Breaking The Undertow manages to always have that point your finger at the speaker style to it. You know, while you're listening in the car or at home, a really cool part comes on and you stop talking and just point at the speaker for that moment. This happens all the time with this guy's music.
So I would suggest checking this one out and if you dig it check out the rest of the back catalog because it's more than worth listening to and some of it will probably blow your mind a bit.
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