I said they do it all…so yeah uh they got some keyboards…and to go along with those keyboards, a keyboardist who throws down! The role of the keyboards is similar to the clean singing. I would say they accent this headbangable EP but that is an understatement…the keys somehow fuel BTK through melodies, fade-outs and breakdowns but they are not by any means keyboard heavy. The keys are laced through out the track so beautifully it’s like a secret ingredient. You can taste it. You freaking love it. It holds everything together. But you’ll never fully comprehend it. Many bands try to use this “secret ingredient” but use too much, resulting in a ruined dish, some use the wrong ingredient and when you take a bite you are like, “ew why is this spice in my food?” Not the case on “Edge of The Sea.” Its like the Emeril of keyboards or something.
“Edge of The Sea” feels so solid in the ear (almost said rear) and the drumming is the unbreakable backbone that deserves credit for this. The drums never slow for one second the whole EP. The pedal work drives forcefully under every track. Its so cool how it serves up pounding rhythm while the guitars are dabbling in melody. A good use of the snare during tempo/time changes adds some extra technicality. I mentioned guitar shredding; I mentioned beastly drums…am I missing something? Oh yeah a bass player that hangs along with both! One second bass riffs quick with the leads, the next second bass runs through merciless breakdowns patterns along side the pedals.
My favorite song might be “Edge of The Sea” while a fan favorite seems to be “Khan Artist.” Both kick ass. Its Bury Thy Kingdom. Put them into your ears. These guys have just begun…its scary to think what will come next.
– Tyler Dermitt