I Am Above - Glory Yet To Come - Song Review - Alternative Metal from Kaunas, Lithuania

I Am Above - Glory Yet To Come - Song Review - Alternative Metal from Kaunas, Lithuania
I Am Above - Glory Yet To Come - Song Review - Alternative Metal from Kaunas, Lithuania

Today we are turning our spotlights on a promising alternative metal band, I Am Above, from Kaunas, Lithuania. I delved into their new single, 'Glory Yet To Come,' along with its character, style, story, potential, and more.

I Am Above is a promising alternative melodic metal band I discovered a month ago with their single release, 'Glory Yet To Come,' which was released on June 21, 2021. For those who haven't heard about the band before, I Am Above started their careers with a self-titled album, 'I Know,' in 2021. Since then, the band has released six more singles within the same year: 'This Is Goodbye' (2021), 'Weight of the World' (2021), 'The Truth Is In The Fall' (2021), 'Fight or Flight' (2021), 'Glory Yet To Come' (2021), and 'Lines Been Drawn' (2021). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.

'Glory Yet To Come' is a fantastic-sounding song with a radio-friendly build, world-class production, professionally filmed music video, addictive vibes, powerful dynamics, great energy, commercial potential, and catchy melodies. This is surely one of the works that I don't come across very often where I don't have anything to say as its weakness at all. Honestly, it is quite surprising to see such a release from an underground band from Lithuania with such standards that we usually got used to seeing from labels such as Relapse, Roadrunner, and Napalm Records.

As I said earlier, 'Glory Yet To Come' is a flawless work of art, with everything about the song, including its artwork, filming, and music video. First of all, I'd like to say that I am glad to see a cinematic music video where we don't see the band jamming in front of a dynamic camera all along with the song. I am not against the idea of music videos where we only see the band jamming; however, it has been too frequently used by the industry leaders, and for someone like me who is watching new videos like this every day, it is a little bit tiring. It's nothing more than a repetitive and unimaginative approach when it comes to creative arts. I Am Above, in this way, has done a promising job, filming a short story of a young man who is about to see the positive consequences of his brave decisions towards a lifestyle that he always dreamt of, and earned our respect for that.

On the other hand, I don't hear a difference between 'Glory Yet To Come' and releases of the leaders in its specific genre such as Disturbed, In Flames, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack... The radio-friendly build of the song made everything easy to listen to, where it also added commercial value at the same time. I am sure so many people out there who don't regularly listen to rock or metal can easily get used to the heavy sound with songs such as this one.

When I listened to the song for the first time, it immediately reminded me of Disturbed with its overall approach, music style, and vocals. The vocalist of I Am Above has a fantastic voice for the job without a doubt. I loved the way he performed, and he is good enough to be recognized as one of the talented rock vocalists in the world. I am not sure if the band wanted him to sound exactly the same as David Draiman of Disturbed because I feel like they not only have voice similarities but also have the same mixing in their vocals. Yet, I also would like to say that I won't mind this similarity as long as the artistic value is here, just like in this example.

Technically, 'Glory Yet To Come' has world-class industry standards in every way. Hands down. As I said earlier, this is the level that established bands are only able to offer. I am not sure who produced the song, yet they have done a fantastic job that no one can argue. It is a little bit too commercial-friendly and modern for my taste, yet I feel like this is what the band aimed at, and I respect that.

When I take all these into account, I'd like to say that I am impressed by I Am Above. These Lithuanian gentlemen have exceeded my expectations in every way. They certainly deserve to be in good places with their determination so far in their careers, and I am sure they'll get there only if they continue writing music and maintain their standards in their music.

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In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team congratulates I Am Above for their new single, 'Glory Yet To Come,' and wishes them the very best in their future careers. Thank you for reading.



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