Berna is a promising screamo/post-hardcore band I discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about three months ago with a song called; Covered, off from their fascinating debut release; Deadwords, which was released as an EP, not long ago in 2020. Please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Covered is a very successful piece of work with an easy-listening structure, powerful riffage/instrumentation, exceptional dynamics, stimulating ideas, great energy flow, and catchy melodies all along the way. The band is reflecting their energies entirely through the song, channels it directly to the listener. I am delighted with the level of emotion, aggression, and how they blended and balanced it throughout the song. Being able to reflect the energy of the band/musicians is crucial in any music, especially when you are trying to make a difference with a specific feeling, just like the aggression in our example. This music style is super trendy at the moment. There are tons of metalcore/deathcore/screamo bands out there, making the same music in the same way. Berna, in this way, was able to separate themselves with their collective work both on instrumentation and composition, which is admirable. Believe me; you don’t see this happening very often by an up and coming band.
Covered, as a whole, is significant. The listener comfortably memorizes everything, even after listening to it only once. This characteristic adds another value to their potentials. As I said earlier, Berna is a new band, and Covered surely is an auspicious work. Listening to their only one song might be too early to have a solid opinion about the band. However, I can say that they show great potential with their understanding of music, experience, delicious blend, and production, without a doubt.