Living Embr 23/7/20
Today's Track Of The Day is Doom quartet Embr's new video for ‘Where I’ve Been’ taken from their recently released debut album ‘1823' via New Heavy Sounds. Undoubtedly an expert blend of tonal heft and melody, Embr are four musical kindred spirits who have delivered a crushing, yet beautiful debut. Musically, it could be categorised as ‘Doom’, however, it’s obvious that the U.S. band have range, drive and a desire to add to the genre, to broaden it whilst staying true to its core fundamentals. The vocal talents of Crystal Bigelow absolutely soar and strengthen the music, whilst her range, patterns and harmonies transport the band’s music skyward. Mark Buchanan (guitar), Alan Light (bass) and Eric Bigelow (drums) also keep everything tight and weighty. Massive drop-tuned guitars, chest rattling low end, pounding drums, fuzzy distortion, it’s all there. But they also add in synths, a bit of Grunge and Alt Rock flavours.