Days Under Authority is a promising modern progressive metal/djent/deathcore band I discovered a month ago with their latest single, Stay, which was released on August 13, 2021. In case you haven’t heard of this band before, Days Under Authority started their careers with an EP called, Not My Nightmare, in 2018. And, “Stay” is their only release since then. Now, please give the song, Mountain, a listen while reading the rest of the article.
My first impression of Days Under Authority is positive. When I look at this band, I see young good looking gentlemen making modern metal with good standards, who has the potential to reach a certain level in the future. So let me tell you about Stay’s strengths and weaknesses below.
Stay is only the band’s second official release in their careers, so, we can easily say that it is a well-done work for a new band. The song has the spirit, and the trending influences of our modern age, will easily earn reception by young metalheads, and find its place in radios, charts, and playlists.
Moreover, the song has a beautiful moody intro, which reminded me of the progressive rock/metal giant, Tool partitions. The overall sound is quite modern, they have decided to power up the song with digital effects as well (you can easily tell this by listening to their drum sound). The song doesn’t have any complexity in its build at all, it is rather radio-friendly. Starts the journey with a mysterious but beautiful groovy part, then kicks in the deathcore/metalcore elements, blending death metal and modern melodic metal influences with a melodic catchy chorus.
On the other hand, the band has a talented vocalist with the necessary frontman charisma. I really think this guy can make this project work with his talent and artist image as a leader. We all know finding the right frontman plays a key role in every band’s career. Sometimes they have got the qualities for a good vocalist but not as a frontman with his charisma, or the opposite. In this case, he has got both. I loved the tender feeling in his voice. I am sure he will improve both his singing and his vocal mix in time, playing an important role in Days Under Authority’s future.
Lastly, Days Under Authority has done their parts well on this release. They have got an acceptable sound with the necessary mix, a catchy song with an easy welcoming build for their potential fans. The music video was filmed professionally, giving the right feeling to viewers, following the flow perfectly with its energy and dynamics.