Son of a Pixel is a promising progressive metal band I discovered two months ago through Submithub submissions with this interesting song, Naked & Screaming, released as a single in 2020. Those who haven’t heard about the band before, Son of a Pixel have started their careers in 2020. They have released six singles so far; Full Force, Dubstep Witch, Through Ozone, Naked & Screaming, Celebration of Death, and My Friend is a Succubus. Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Son of a Pixel is actually a one-man-project, making music in a band form, and I choose to address them as a band. As you will also hear, when you listen to Naked & Screaming, there surely are many positive things about this song. However, I wanted to feature Son of a Pixel here on the Metalhead Community, mainly because of their innovative approach. Almost all the legendary bands we are following and listening to for years have gotten to this point only because they were the innovative ones back in the day. They have started something new, a kind of music that was never experimented/made before. Yes, they have suffered for a long time, but never gave up on their foundations. Once Brann Dailor said in an interview, only two people showed up on Mastodon’s first live show, who also left after the second song. The point is, truly successful bands/artists started their careers like in our example of Son of a Pixel here.
Naked & Screaming is a progressive composition with some computer sound samples and other experimentations within. First of all, I see potential in Son of a Pixel because of his decisions, brave soul, intelligent songwriting skills, instrumentation, and of course, his ability to blend all these different styles. Lately, I am seeing a lot of people adding old school computer sound samples, 8-bit music (or whatever you want to call it) into their music. Well, I can’t say I am a big fan of this, but some people might find it interesting. In this case, Son of a Pixel took everything to the next level. They have respected music with the necessary musical and technical standards in the first place.