The Swell Fellas – Realm Song Review
Today we are featuring another promising ambient prog rock band; The Swell Fellas, from the USA. We have reviewed their exceptional song; Realm, along with its character, style, story, potential and more.
The Swell Fellas is a new promising ambient progressive rock band I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about two months ago with their remarkable song; Reality, off from their latest single with the same title, which was released in 2019. The Swell Fellas have only made three single releases since last year and planning to make new ones this year. Apparently, they are much more experienced musicians than their discography shows. Please check out the song while reading the rest of the article.
As you might also from some of my previous articles, I am a big fan of progressive music. Dream Theater was the first band who introduced me to this specific music style when I was in high school, just like other millions of people, and they opened a brand new perspective in my imagination. Unfortunately, there are tons of new bands out there making progressive metal and rock yet without any vision to it. The Swell Fellas in this way is making a HUGE difference with their exceptional blend of their musicality and advanced musicianships. Honestly, there’s a weird thing about these two. Incomprehensibly, they work as the two opposite sides of the polar in most cases. For instance, Dream Theater has got less creative as time went, which is quite surprising to see from such virtuoso musicians like them. And there are many other examples of this out there.
The Swell Fellas is a very special band in this way because they have managed to make their musicality and advanced musicianships work together. Realm is a breathtaking song with its atmosphere, general vibe, construction, decisions, energy, sentences, flow and so on. These American gentlemen are showing advanced levels with their instruments, partitions and intelligent composing. And their music is very complex and also simple at the same time, which makes them unique. Time to time the composition relaxes you and whispers usual melodies into your ears. However, it always keeps its mystery and freshness with its unpredictability too. This, my friends, is something you won’t hear happening very often. Realm is powerful enough to give you chills with its incredible instrumentation. But when you add those other characteristics I have mentioned above to it, then we usually call songs like that; EPIC. In my opinion, their music is somewhere in a very delicious place between; Opeth, Porcupine Tree, and Pink Floyd.
Technically, Realm is a masterpiece. Period. This song is a production marvel. The recording quality is exceptional. Everything sounds super clean, clear, atmospheric, very well recorded, mixed, mastered, and most importantly in great harmony. Yet, this is just the beginning of its greatness. They have top-class standards with the foundations of their sound. In addition to all these, they have added their personal characteristics with their instruments. I mean, just check out this Motorhead-ish bass guitar sound man. I feel like hearing Cliff Burton + Lemmy Kilmister kinda stuff. Drummer, on the other hand, is creating amazing vibes with his partitions. And of course, the vocalist and the guitarist is contributing to the overall sound and has a big role in the ultimate The Swell Fellas musical character.
When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I am simply blown away by The Swell Fellas. They are one of the very few and the most exceptional discoveries we have made over the last few years. In my opinion, these fellas deserve to be a headliner at every festival with their character, musical style, and musicality. I am not exaggerating. If Metalhead Community were a music label, I’d be already given them a contract for a lifetime.
Realm has earned its place in our TOP ROCK 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.
The Swell Fellas – Realm Song Review | Metalhead Community | Heavy Metal Blog | Metal Music Magazine
In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates The Swell Fellas for their epic piece of work; Realm, and wishes them the very best in their future. Thanks for reading.