Preseija – Follow the Sirens Single Review – Metalhead Community
Today we are featuring another promising progressive deathcore band; Preseija, from Limburg, Germany. We have reviewed their debut single; Follow the Sirens, along with its character, style, story, potential and more.
Preseija is another promising up and coming progressive metalcore/deathcore band from Limburg, Germany. I have discovered them about a month ago with their debut single; Follow the Sirens, which was released in 2019, and decided to share my discovery with Metalhead Community readership.
As you all also know that recently there’s a big interest in modern metal music styles. Thousands of bands and artists are doing the same kind of music with similar instruments, same kind of approach, understanding, ideas, sentences, structures, melodies and so on. I don’t know about you guys but for me, this is boring as hell. As you might remember from some of my previous articles I am listening to tons of new music every day, and I am getting nervous whenever I come across to a metalcore band (which is 5 outta 10 metal bands). Probably the most trendy music style is metalcore. I don’t remember any particular period of time where there was this much interest in any specific music style. Because of this I started to feel like the music I listened to while I was growing up is becoming more and more traditional, even though nobody has ever achieved to beat them while performing live…
I am not a big metalcore/deathcore fan myself. I find it too monotone, less human, not creative enough, too repetitive, meaningless, has no attitude and so on. There are so many things I can count. Thankfully, Preseija is one of those new bands who have big death metal, progressive metal, thrash metal and djent influences in their music. And in my opinion, it was their influences who -consciously or unconsciously- helped them to become a little bit more diverse, different at what they do than all those thousands of metalcore bands out there (time to time they remind me of walking dead). This is the first thing I loved about them. In addition to this, I also liked how deliciously they have blended all these different ideas together. You hear them all while listening to their song with their own characteristic sound. This, was good enough for me to pick and bring these German gentlemen to our readership’s attention.
Follow the Sirens is a powerful song with the proper metal attitude, exceptional energy and dynamics all the way through. I personally loved the overflowing energy in their production. There are many progressive elements in the making as well as traditional ones. The composition, for instance, is what I found most traditional element here. It begins with a classic intro, verse and then dives into the chorus. It’s probably because they wanted to keep everything a little bit more simple for the beginning. I can understand that. When I started working on our own debut, I had the same idea in my head. If you are not experienced enough in this, your first goal becomes “to be able to achieve” releasing a successful album. I am sure only after this release Preseija will start enjoying their composing periods.
As I have also mentioned earlier, the song has exceptional sound quality and production. This is what I call; “Top Class” work. Everything sounds super clean, clear, natural, very well-engineered, balanced, mixed, polished, mastered and most importantly, in great harmony. Most of the time metalcore/deathcore bands sound great. Hands down. But I can’t say the same thing for the “characteristics” in their music. They just sound like a copy-paste from other good sounding metalcore bands to me. And I am sure there’s already some kinda application or a service for this, copying someone else’s metalcore sound and applying to yours!
Preseija in this way has also done something intelligent. Well, I am not sure if they have handled all the technical side of the work themselves or worked with a professional producer. But in both ways, the result is remarkable. This is one of the best sounding examples with its dynamics, character, energy, and atmosphere in this genre for me. You know that we curators, tastemakers, bloggers, music reviewers and talent scouts are mostly looking for authentic styles, and potential, more than anything else. We don’t expect to hear this high standard from a new band for example. So, Preseija in this way has already exceeded some of them by showing potential with their composing abilities, creativity, and their sound for sure.
So when I take everything into account, I’d like to say that I am well impressed by Preseija. This is just the beginning and I am sure there’s a lot more to come after this one. All we have to do is to stand by the people we believe in, follow their music, and give them our honest feedback. Believe me, this means more than anything you possibly can imagine.
Follow the Sirens has also earned its place in our Top Metal Songs Playlist on Spotify!
Please go ahead and check out the links below if you’d like to find out more about the band, follow them on social media and subscribe to their channels to show your support and also not to miss any upcoming releases.
Preseija – Follow the Sirens Single Review | Metalhead Community | Heavy Metal Blog | Metal Music Magazine
In conclusion, we, as Metalhead Community Team, congratulate Preseija for their successful release; Follow the Sirens, and wish them the very best in their future. Thanks for reading.