Banshee is a promising melodic/progressive/thrash metal band I discovered about a month ago with their impressive album; Events Occur in Real Time, which was released as an EP not long ago in 2020. The band is officially making releases since 2020. They have started their careers with a single called; Sunflower (2020), continued with a single, Lizard Conditions (2020), and an EP album, Events Occur in Real Time (2020). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
As you might also remember from some of my previous articles, I am not into anything trendy in any kind of art, especially in metal music. Most of the time, I find all those super trendy hardcore/screamo/metalcore/deathcore bands dull, and not smart enough with their creations. This New Yorker band Banshee is calling their music style as Metal/Hardcore. When I read a little bit about them, I was a little suspicious that I might be dealing with another modern hardcore/screamo band out there. However, I was caught entirely by surprise when I started to play the album.
I can assure you that Banshee has nothing to do with any modern and trendy bullshit. In fact, I found them quite traditional and old-school with their compositions, structure, and grooves. Surprisingly, they are like a great combination of everything I love about metal music. Traditional ideas, thrash metal elements, Slayer/Metallica/Gojira/Pantera kinda influences, an exceptional level of aggression, tons of progressive elements, non-standard song structures, intelligent songwriting skills, advanced musicianships, powerful instrumentation, and of course, irresistible dynamics like we used to hear from Pantera and Slayer. I wasn’t expecting to hear these good standards from a new band such as Banshee, who doesn’t have any professional band photos or even an official Instagram account, which is not something we often encounter. But I believe some of you already know me, that I don’t care about anything but only music. And discovering Banshee for me was more than satisfying.