A few weeks ago, we featured a single by new band on the scene, Smackbound! Having been quite impressed by the good message, catchy music, and skilled performances, we were looking forward to hearing the next single, which was promised for September 20th, 2019: “Wall of Silence.”
You might know some of Smackbound’s musicians from other projects, such as Wintersun, Tracedawn, Stratovarius & Status Minor, among others. This new band, however, offers less of a heavy metal outlet for their skills in exchange for a more rock n’ roll feel.
What was perhaps most interesting about this song immediately was how different it was from “Drive it Like You Stole It.” It starts abruptly and has a very aggressive beginning, yet still manages to have a smooth and catchy chorus that’s easy to sing along to. As well, rather than feeling like Roxette -era rock like the last song, this has a ferocious rockabilly element to it that likewise doesn’t shy away from using some electronic sounds in the keyboards. As before, one of the highlights remains Netta Laurenne‘s impressive vocals, though there are some truly ferocious solos in there as well. After hearing how diverse the sound between two different singles is, we’re even more curious to know what the full album is going to have to offer!
Stay tuned for Smackbound’s debut album, coming out in early 2020!