Reckoning Hour - Away from the Sun - Song Review - Modern Melodic Metalcore from from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Reckoning Hour - Away from the Sun - Song Review - Modern Melodic Metalcore from from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Reckoning Hour - Away from the Sun - Song Review - Modern Melodic Metalcore from from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Today, we turn our attention to Reckoning Hour, an exciting metalcore band hailing from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Their latest release, 'Away From the Sun,' showcases their immense talent and promises great things to come.

Reckoning Hour - Away From The Sun (Official Music Video). Recorded on Aeon Audio Studios. Music produced by Philip Leander, Cavi Montenegro & Marcelo Braga. Engineered by Cavi Montenegro. Post-production & beats by Marcelo Braga. Extra acoustic guitars by Mateus Oliveira. Mix & Master by Marcelo Braga. Streaming Master & DDPi by Jeff Dunne. Full Cast & Crew: Reckoning Hour: JP, Philip Leander, Johnny Kings, Lucas Brum & Cavi Montenegro. Screenwriters: Philip Leander & Jesus Mendes. Director: Jesus Mendes. Assistent Directors: Letícia Leão & Daniel Marques. Actress: Gabby Ballhausen. Photography Director: Welton Souza. Photography's Assistant: Vinicius Olivo & Tiago Ok. Cameras: Jesus Mendes, Welton Souza, Vinicius Olivo & Daniel Marques. Visual Effects Designer: Elderlan Souza. Art Director: Duda Lopes. Make Up: Leticia Martins. Edited by Jesus Mendes, Daniel Marques & Philip Leander. Still Photographer: Kaio Almeida. Supported by AIC (Academia Internacional de Cinema).

Reckoning Hour is a modern technical/progressive/melodic metalcore band that caught my attention through Metalhead Community Submissions. With their song 'Away From the Sun' from the album 'Beyond Conviction,' released in 2019, they prove to be a force to be reckoned with. Brace yourself, as the monstrous opening riff will undoubtedly blow your mind. It certainly drew me in, prompting me to listen to the song multiple times before forming my verdict.

The overall style of 'Away From the Sun' immediately brought to mind the influential band Killswitch Engage. Powerful technical riffs, growling vocals in the verses, and melodic choruses have become a signature sound for them and have left an indelible mark on countless musicians. 'Away From the Sun' is a fantastic song that offers a myriad of captivating elements, riffs, and ideas. Given their impressive abilities, I would guide Reckoning Hour more towards modern progressive metal. With the right direction, they have the potential to carve out their own unique sound and style, paving the way for future global success.

It is important to note that the aforementioned points are not just criticisms, but rather suggestions for improvement. The music landscape is saturated with bands following the same songwriting formula, which can feel monotonous. Reckoning Hour, while displaying the same pattern, possesses the potential to break free from these conventions and deliver something truly exceptional.

Reckoning Hour, performing live on stage. Credit: Unknown

Technically, 'Away From the Sun' demonstrates exceptional standards in every aspect. The song boasts an incredible production quality that is clean, clear, and powerful. The instrumentation is skillfully balanced, engineered, and polished, resulting in a top-class job. The collaboration with their producer, although unknown to me, has proven to be fruitful. The producer understood the band's potential and desires, ultimately contributing to the creation of their monstrous sound.

Taking all these factors into account, I am genuinely impressed by the potential of Reckoning Hour. They possess remarkable musicianship skills and creativity. It is crucial for them to continue listening to themselves and allow time to guide their music in the right direction.

For those interested in discovering more about the band, I encourage you to follow the links below to explore their social media profiles and subscribe to their channels. By doing so, you can show your support and stay up-to-date with their future releases.

Reckoning Hour, band photo. Credit: Unknown

In conclusion, we, as the Metalhead Community Team, extend our heartfelt congratulations to Reckoning Hour for their exceptional work on 'Away From the Sun.' We wish them the very best in their future endeavors. Thank you for reading.

Reckoning Hour, Beyond Conviction (2020) album front cover artwork. Art credit: Unknown


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