Advents release crushing single & video “RED THIRTEEN”

Advents release crushing single & video “RED THIRTEEN”

When it comes to new metal, I am rarely, if ever, impressed. I can’t speak for every single band out there, but I often feel so bored with the repetition. Most of the time, it seems like they are just trying to copy what has already been done, or their aggression feels empty, almost staged. Every now and again, something captures my attention and completely flips my perception and outlook on the future of the genre.

It can become quite an irony when a music journalist finds himself trapped in the message of a song he can’t seem to get out of his head, but that is exactly what’s happening to me. This past week, one of my favorite rising metal bands, Advents, released a new single and music video for their latest track, “RED THIRTEEN”. The song itself delves into the all-too-common debilitating nature of intrusive thought patterns. The song begins with the verse “Can’t seem to kill the ache, my mind’s held for ransom” and that is precisely how I am feeling about this song. One minute, I try to go about my business, and the next, it’s calling to me… “Just watch the video one more time,” says the voice in my head. It’s truly become an obsession for me, and that, for me, is rare.

The video itself is an explosion of colors and flashing visuals — it’s frantic, chaotic, and beautiful. In my opinion, this song is not only their greatest work to date, but also a three-minute taste of what’s to come from this insanely talented band.

“RED THIRTEEN” has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on me as a music journalist and a metal enthusiast. The song’s exploration of the burden of intrusive thoughts, coupled with its mesmerizing visuals, has captivated my senses like few others. In a genre often tainted by monotony, Advents has broken the mold, setting the stage for a promising future in the metal scene. As I eagerly await their upcoming releases, “RED THIRTEEN” serves as a powerful reminder of the potential for innovation and artistry in modern metal.

This track is a testament to the band’s immense talent and a beacon of hope for those seeking something fresh and invigorating in the realm of heavy music.

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Disclaimer: All views presented in this album review are those of the reviewer and not necessarily those of Top Shelf Music.

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