Over Clouds Corruption - Follow the Light - Song Review - Metalcore / Post-Hardcore from Bari, Puglia, Italy

Over Clouds Corruption - Follow the Light - Song Review - Metalcore / Post-Hardcore from Bari, Puglia, Italy
Over Clouds Corruption - Follow the Light - Song Review - Metalcore / Post-Hardcore from Bari, Puglia, Italy

Today, we are thrilled to showcase Over Clouds Corruption, an emerging metalcore/post-hardcore band hailing from Bari, Puglia, Italy. Their latest song, 'Follow the Light,' demonstrates their promise and potential.

Over Clouds Corruption - Follow The Light (OFFICIAL SINGLE STREAM). Composed by R.R. Macchia and OCC. Produced, mixed and mastered by S. Pietroforte (Divergent Studios)

Over Clouds Corruption caught my attention through Metalhead Community Submissions with their song 'Follow the Light,' which is also the title track of their debut album released in 2019. Despite being their first release, 'Follow the Light' immediately impresses with its sound quality and high standards. As reviewers and professionals in the music industry, we often seek potential rather than mere standards when it comes to up-and-coming bands. In this regard, Over Clouds Corruption has accomplished an impressive feat by checking all the right boxes.

In today's music scene, one concerning trend is that many bands and artists inadvertently produce similar music with the same mindset. This is particularly prevalent among British rock and metalcore bands. However, I urge musicians to challenge themselves and strive for originality. While it's acceptable to draw influences from other bands within the genre, artists should aim to create their own distinct sound and structure, setting them apart from the crowd. Initially, I had concerns that Over Clouds Corruption shared too many similarities with other bands in the genre, even before reaching the chorus of their song. However, they swiftly dispelled my reservations and continued to impress throughout the track (thankfully!).

Although 'Follow the Light' showcases a typical modern metalcore sound, the collective injects small details that set them apart. Firstly, they deviate from the conventional song structures often employed by others in the genre. 'Follow the Light' exhibits complexity and creativity, pushing boundaries. Additionally, their approach to vocals is commendable. Rather than conforming to the prevalent formula of using harsh vocals in verses and clean melodic vocals in choruses, the band successfully blends the two styles throughout the song, offering a refreshing dynamic. Their ability to keep listeners engaged and guessing what comes next is truly praiseworthy.

Over Clouds Corruption, performing live on stage. Credit: Unknown

As mentioned earlier, Over Clouds Corruption showcases impressive technical standards. The sound is clean, clear, well-engineered, produced, mixed, and mastered. I extend my congratulations to these talented Italian musicians, as well as their producer, for delivering such marvelous work as a new band. While there is nothing inherently wrong with their sound, I would recommend that they further refine it to create a more distinctive identity. Sound recognition is crucial in the music industry, and it can make a significant difference in the long run.

Considering all these factors, I am thoroughly impressed by Over Clouds Corruption's standards and potential. 'Follow the Light' serves as a brilliant debut, instilling hope in modern metalcore music fans.

I encourage you to explore the links below to learn more about the band, follow them on social media, and subscribe to their channels to show your support and stay updated on their upcoming releases.

Over Clouds Corruption, performing live on stage. Credit: Unknown

In conclusion, we, the Metalhead Community Team, wholeheartedly congratulate Over Clouds Corruption for their remarkable achievement with 'Follow the Light.' We wish them continued success and growth in their musical journey. Thank you for reading.

Over Clouds Corruption, Follow the Light (2019) EP front cover artwork. Art Credit: Unknown



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