Casey Sabol is a promising vocalist, instrumentalist, composer, producer, and artist I discovered three weeks ago with this song, To My Eldritch Grove, released as a single in 2020. For those who haven’t heard about the artist before, Casey was the lead singer for Grammy-nominated Progressive Metal band Periphery and appeared as a guest feature on songs for Oh Sleeper, Volumes, Endure Studios: For Home, and JIA. For three years in a row, Casey’s song submissions were selected for inclusion into the annual ASCAP Music Expo, where he spoke on stage with a panel of renowned industry heavyweights. He interned for acclaimed record producer John Feldmann and spent years on his own as a producer, writer, mixer, and engineer for a variety of artists covering a broad range of genres.
In 2019 he decided to pursue a career as a solo artist, for which he partnered with co-writer Jay Denton. Casey is planning to consistently release new singles. He composes, arranges, performs, produces, and mixes all his songs in his home studio in Los Angeles. 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, we live in an era where being only a musician is not even close enough to get you successful. You have got to have more than that. For the last ten years or so, along with the following development, musicians started to be more evolved in the technical and the marketing side of their works. They were basically expected to be the orchestra for their dreams. In this case, we have a special artist who perfectly fits my description above, a fine-looking young passionate musician who has taken part in many different music projects so far. And now, he is here with us with an innovative music style as his solo project.
First of all, I’d like to say that Casey Sabol earned our respects and admiration with his story. Besides everything else, his determination and passion for music worth everyone’s attention. I don’t necessarily follow or listen to modern metal music that often, yet Casey Sabol’s innovative blend immediately caught my attention.
Obviously, he has taken the best parts off from his main influences and blended in a very delicious way. He shows his signature here on this song in his composition, instrumentation, decisions, and blend. The general build of the song immediately reminded me of one of my favorite heroes, Devin Townsend.
To My Eldritch Grove is an epic piece of work with rich instrumentation and tons of progressive elements. The overall dynamics are fantastic; it immediately pulls the listener into the song’s exciting world. Although the composition is nowhere near anything standard, the flow is so beautiful you don’t feel like listening to a complicated song at all. And also, melodies stay in your memory for some time, which doesn’t happen very often, especially in progressive music genres.