Days Under Authority – Stay Song Review

Today we are featuring a promising modern metal band, Days Under Authority, from the USA. I have reviewed a song from their new single, Stay, along with its character, style, story, potential, and more.

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.

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On the other side of the coin, I’d like to mention a few weaknesses on the musical, technical, and artistic side of the work. First of all, I’m afraid the project, in general, has a very familiar approach from composing process to production, mixing to filming, editing to finalizing, that we are all done with seeing and hearing. Lately, whenever I listen to deathcore/metalcore music, they sound too similar to each other, like there’s no other way of doing it. In this case, the structure of Stay is quite standard, only making a difference with the intro part, which never repeated, reminded of itself on the later part of the composition, nor blended itself well with the rest of the journey. I got really excited when I first listened to the beginning of Stay. I was expecting something like the modern version of Tool, combining it with innovative death metal ideas. However, it was a disappointment when the rest of the song didn’t have enough character for my specific taste.

Additionally, I can’t say I heard enough of Days Under Authority‘s collective personality here on this song. They were heavily influenced by other modern metal bands, and that is totally acceptable. But this shouldn’t mean that the writers and performers of such a piece of music don’t have anything to offer from their own character. That’s not true.

Lastly, the problem with the modern mix. It is too familiar to my ears and you can never tell who the band is by listening to this mix cause every band sounds the same. There’s not enough character here, just like a mix template made available by a producer and everybody’s applying this file to their music.

When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I’ve had a good time listening to Days Under Authority. They are still at the beginning of their careers, and Stay‘s release is a big step forward. As I mentioned earlier, the band has given me the right signals for their future, all they have to do is to continue writing music while focusing on adding more personality to their art. Time will take care of the rest.

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In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates Days Under Authority for their successful single, Stay, and wishes them the very best in their future careers. Thank you for reading.

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Days Under Authority – Stay Song Review