Empire Springs is a special collective that caught my attention about a few months ago simply with their intelligence in Ascend, one of the singles off from their latest studio album, The Luminescence (2022). As a progressive rock fan, I think Empire Springs deserve all the appreciation for their taste in music above everything else.
The song, Ascend, has a modern approach to its sound design and production, working perfectly together with the band’s specific music style, making the necessary impact on the listener with its established standards. I am often getting skeptical whenever it comes to listening to bands with modern characteristics, cause most of these bands sound almost the same. Empire Springs has an acceptable level of being too modern to my taste, I feel satisfied with the impact on Ascend.
The musical influences are mainly post and progressive rock, accompanied by a commercial and polished sound character. The collective is talented enough to make sure you don’t get into those details but focus on the music. I feel like they have Dream Theater in the middle of their musical origins, accompanied by projects such as Devin Townsend, Animals as Leaders, and TesseracT. These American gentlemen are a fine combination of all these pioneers without a doubt.