CHRMR is a promising progressive stoner rock/metal band I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about 2 months ago with their impressive song; We are the Cranes, off from their latest release; Warbirds, which was released in 2019. CHRMR is surely one of the most interesting bands I have discovered lately. In this song, they have gone against all the standards we know and made a solid step forward in their careers. Please give it a listen while reading the rest of the article.
One of the most common problems of the musicians/bands of our era is creativity. Period. It has never been easier to record and release music, so there are tons of bands and artists out there trying to make something out of it. I don’t have any issues with it until this point. However, when we look deeper into the situation, you’ll also realize that 90% of these up and coming bands are making the same kind of music with the same approach (in other words, they are copying each other over and over again). Well, this is sad. In this case, CHRMR is the absolute opposite of everything I have summarized above. They have a brand new, very interesting approach to forming a song that immediately caught our full attention, and decided to feature them here on Metalhead Community.
First of all, I listened to We are the Crane from Metalhead Community’s music submissions and I was quite surprised. I wasn’t expecting to hear something like this, to be honest. Before writing my review, I always google some stuff about the band. This time while I was looking at their band pictures and posts on Facebook, I realized something interesting. None of the band pictures were professional enough or taken for the press (don’t get me wrong, I am trying to make a point). This level of creativity and these “not good enough” looking pictures weren’t adding up. This quick story has immediately reminded me of the quote I heard from Sherlock Holmes movie; “Exceptional children are often the product of unremarkable parents” (the point is, hearing such creativity from a band who only cares about music and nothing else, which is quite extraordinary).
We are the Crane is making a difference with its “walk”. This is not something you can come across very often. The general vibe of the song is so fuckin’ powerful, only the intro section could easily become a soundtrack for a horror/thriller movie. After the intro section, you still not sure what to expect. The song gives you a feeling that it will become “usual” from time to time but it never happens. It never loses control over the listener from the beginning until the end. Exceptional job, truly!