Giving you a darker and more atmospheric side of metal and rock, Deathwhite’s latest release titled ‘For A Black Tomorrow’ is sure to take you on an anthemic ride over the course of nine tracks full of punchy instrumentation and gripping vocals.
Opening the record, ‘Grace Of The Dark’ gives you a powerful and strong opener, not resorting to going fast and balls to the wall right out of the gate and focusing more on its guitar melodies for the most part. It’s very melodic nature, involving the piano at some points whilst the drums showcase small amounts of heavy via the double bass mantra that comes through on occasion. Picking up the pace a little bit more, ‘Contrition’ adds a much more rock centric side and the vocals still keep up a strong path, giving you another exciting side of the record. It brings its own flavours to its genres whilst having those influences of the group be quite apparent. As the record moves even more forward, ‘Just Remember’ uses more of the melodic side that the band push forward more, but with the more distorted quality now being used, it makes it sound a bit more like black metal before the chording structure and drumming patterns take you back into reality.
Throughout the lower half, the band do keep up their known skills and do it quite well. Quite a few tracks do follow the same notion of a clean into before full instrumentation kick in, as shown with ‘Eden’ and its start up. The trodden pace of the songs help with the style they’re going for whilst the vocals push themselves hard to give a nice touch to the underline. The heaviest song, feeling wise, comes from ‘Dreaming The Inverse’ due to how everything is laid out for it. The overall tone does have its joyous moments but underneath all of it, the band push themselves on the aggressive nature with a push on the distorted side and the drums picking up a bit more speed. The album closes with the title track that pushes a lot more of that hard rock and anthem-like sound to its climactic end.
The record sounds a lot different to the usual amounts of hard rock and heavy metal as it tends to throw all its eggs into the melodic basket. Fortunately, it does pay off and it gives the band a good start on their full length discography. They’ve set themselves a just above average height for their bar, now its time to raise it.