Tar - Vacuum - Song Review - Progressive Death Metal from Gothenburg, Sweden

Tar - Vacuum - Song Review - Progressive Death Metal from Gothenburg, Sweden
Tar - Vacuum - Song Review - Progressive Death Metal from Gothenburg, Sweden

In this review, we turn our attention to Tar, a promising progressive death metal band hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden. Today, we delve into their addictive song, "Vacuum," exploring its character, style, story, potential, and more.

Tar emerged on my radar through Metalhead Community Submissions about two months ago with their powerful song, "Vacuum." This captivating track is featured on their debut album, "As If We Were Never Here," released in 2020. This year has been a whirlwind for the metal world, and as we know, the Swedish nation has always been at the forefront of metal music with their innovative approach and cultural vibes. Today, we have the pleasure of introducing a fresh band on the Metalhead Community, showcasing immense potential to revitalize the death metal genre. While reading, I invite you to give "Vacuum" a listen and immerse yourself in the rest of this article.

Tar exudes exceptional talent, offering a compelling blend of progressive metal with distinct Scandinavian/European influences that resonate deeply with metal enthusiasts like myself. Their professionalism shines through in every aspect, from their captivating artwork to their well-defined branding, and from the character of their audio and visuals to the overall sound quality that brings Tar to life. "Vacuum" demonstrates the band's advanced standards in music understanding, musicianship, instrumentation, post-production, and overall branding.

The song predominantly features powerful metalcore/deathcore-like riffage, fueling an intense atmosphere that whets the listener's appetite for the melodic passages that follow. Unlike many metalcore/deathcore bands employing a similar approach, Tar's "Vacuum" sets itself apart. The song's structure deviates from the standard, yet maintains a constant sense of excitement and freshness—a testament to their intelligent songwriting. Elements of Meshuggah influence can be heard in the guitar work and vocals, while the melodic side evokes shades of Opeth. However, Tar strikes the perfect balance, never veering into excess and maintaining a clear direction that lays the foundation for their music.

From a technical perspective, "Vacuum" excels in every regard. The production is clean, clear, natural, and atmospheric, expertly capturing the desired mood. Tar has delivered a sonically rich experience, showcasing their exceptional craftsmanship alongside their producer.

Considering all these factors, I am thoroughly impressed by Tar. "Vacuum" stands as a testament to their impressive debut and professional trajectory. While I am uncertain if these Swedish gentlemen had professional music backgrounds before, Tar has undoubtedly emerged as a formidable project that ignites hope within the metal world.

"Vacuum" has secured its place in our Top Metal Songs Playlist on Spotify and comes strongly recommended for fans of progressive death metal.

Please explore the links below to discover more about Tar, follow them on social media, and subscribe to their channels. Show your support and stay tuned for their upcoming releases.

The Metalhead Community Team extends heartfelt congratulations to Tar for their powerful work on "Vacuum" and wishes them the very best in their future endeavors. Thank you for reading.

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