Bantamweight is a promising progressive/synth-rock band I discovered two months ago with their new release, Fall Away, released on February 19, 2021. The band has started their careers with a single called, Contact in 2021. Since then, Bantamweight released two more singles, Fall Away (2021) and The Weight (2021). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Bantamweight is truly one of the most impressive acts I have heard for some time. What these 2 American gentlemen are capable of together is beyond words, especially in this performance. My first impression of this band blew me away, and Metalhead Community decided to give Bantamweight our full support.
Fall Away is a unique blend of different elements, exceeded every single expectation we usually have to see/hear from upcoming/independent bands. It is quite fantastic when you think that Fall Away is just a song off from their debut album. I mean, these guys are just getting started. The musicality here in this song is remarkable with its contrast, the richness of the composition, and its beautiful melodic, groovy parts. There are so many talented bands out there who mostly focus on technicality, and it is trendy lately. The logic here is simple; the melodic side supports the album listening potential, the technicality helps the live performing side of things. Some people choose or feel like they are better at one side. It might be enough for those who think they are on the right track, yet all those examples don’t change the rules of the game in reality. With Fall Away, Bantamweight has already set a new bar in the independent music scene with their debut.
Obviously, these American gentlemen are quite impressive with their instruments and understanding of music. Everything that I heard of in Fall Away sounded fresh and unique to me, and never felt like hearing something routine or generic. This is my condition that separates great from good bands, applies to everybody. In this case, Fall Away deserves top mark not only its instrumentation, technicality, or musicality but also its intelligent composition, dynamics, mood, atmosphere, mix, originality, and energy. Please click here to watch them performing Fall Away live in the studio.