Addict is a promising melodic death metal band I discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about three months ago with their irresistible latest release, Crimson Sky, which was released as a single in 2020. The band is officially making releases since 2017. They have started their careers with an EP, “The New Sun” (2017), and continued with another single, “Swamp” (2018), an EP, “Against You All” (2019), and released their latest single; “Crimson Sky” not long ago in 2020. Please give it a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Good art is all about diverse perspectives, approaches, vibes, and energy people put into their music from different parts of the world, just like in our example here. These young Moskvichi have an interesting perspective, an old school blend in their harmony that I believe can be the right foundation for their musical character to evolve. There are tons of bands out there making music with similar ideas most of the time. I decided to feature Addict here on Metalhead Community after listening to Crimson Sky only once was the collective meaning of their composition and instrumentation. We can also call it; the completeness of their composition. As you can also hear, there are tons of progressive elements, riffs, and ideas in the making, and all of them have powerful, atmospheric, and different vibes. The song has a dark, mysterious atmosphere in general. Dynamics are powerful and never leaves the listener a chance to feel down or feeling bored until the end. On the other hand, I can clearly see that they are advanced musicians as well.
Crimson Sky surely is a dominant song, with influences such as GOJIRA, OPETH, MESHUGGAH, etc. I love almost all their influences and listen to them almost every day. As I have also mentioned above, the band shows potential with their energy, ideas, composing skills, and advanced musicianships. However, they are making the actual difference with the completeness of their composition, which is admirable. This has immediately reminded me of Opeth, who is not only one of the greatest but the greatest band for me in this matter. Honestly, what’s special about Addict is something that we don’t come across every single day. I think this is an important characteristic that they have to work and improve themselves. I believe their talent only in composing can make a big difference in the industry and help the band become a vital name someday.