RIDEAU is a promising stoner rock band I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about 2 months ago with their impressive song; Blood on our Hands, off from their latest release with the same title, which was released in 2019. Although the band is making official releases since 2015, they have geared up and started making a big difference in their careers quite recently. It was an instant decision for me to bring them to Metalhead Community readership’s attention after listening to Blood on our Hands only once. So I recommend you to check it out while reading the rest of the article.
First of all, the band is obviously showing great potential with their professionalism and experience. These two aspects briefly cover everything about being a professional band. When you listen to their latest releases carefully, you’ll realize how badass their music sounds like. Among these things, their look, image, music videos, artworks, strategies, activity and everything else is very well handled where I can easily say that nothing can stop these Swedish gentlemen from making their dream come true. Let me go into some details about Blood on our Hands for you guys.
I personally was blown away by the dynamics and the flow of this song in the first place. I read on their submission page that they have worked with (Co-produced, mixed and mastered) Sebastian Forslund (Night Flight Orchestra) and Jens Bogren (Sepultura, Amon Amarth, Opeth) whom work I admire for a very long time (especially Jens). As you can also hear that the song has a bulletproof sound quality and production. This is one of the greatest sounding pieces in this specific genre I have listened to recently. Hands down.
Musically, the song has everything a stoner rock fan can possibly expect. The structure is neither too complex nor standard. The atmosphere is magnificent and immediately takes the listener into its world. I might have huge musical expectations from every song I listen to, yet Blood on my Hands has satisfied me with its fresh-sounding ideas and the overall dynamics of the song. This song alone might not be the boost for the band, but it is a big step forward without a doubt.