Listening to their song Another Kind of Violence, there are four things that stand out immediately. It’s production, drums, vocals and the beautiful contrast that is created by using dirtier, heavier parts followed by suspenseful clean sections, which is all credited to band’s founding members Alexis Damien (Composition, drums, production) & Sofia Bortoluzzi (Vocals, composition, lyrics).
Let’s focus on that arrangement and production first. I feel like the band refers to those tension building piano driven parts as “cinematic”, which I can’t find any other words to describe myself. The song starts with a drum driven frenzy of metal that is no stranger to any metalhead’s ears, it’s well produced, Alexis’ drum sound and performance is outstanding, but then it all comes to a stop with that cinematic part, as we hear a few sweet piano hits that we’ve heard in countless movies before. The production of these cleaner parts, orchestration, the sounds are all top notch. Then the chords start to get a little more uneasy, and when we hear Sofia’s vocal lines, we understand that something isn’t right here, it’s like someone is following you, or like you took a wrong turn and slowly you realize it. It’s dangerous, it’s evil, and it’s very exciting. Then that feeling of tension slowly resolves into beautiful distorted faster metal madness. Vocal production throughout the track deserves a standing ovation, Sofia has an amazing voice and Alexis captured her best performance and produced it the best way it is possible. Great job!