Chuck Schuldiner Project

Friday, August 10, 2012

Old Gray

Do I Dare Disturb the Universe cover art
Old Gray is a nifty emo band from New Hampshire. They have a horribly sad and tortured sound that makes me feel like, maybe emo music doesn't have to suck! In fact the unique and twisted sound of Old Gray is really inspiring and impressive. The guitar work uses a lot of really depressing sounding progressions that draw you further into this groups tortured abyss. He makes you depressed but somehow shows you the possible beauty in life. The bass playing is fairly solid and on the more acoustic parts there are some really good bass melodies going on. The drumming is often very heavy and really put some much needed energy in the songs. The fills are very tasty though and a lot of the rolls are truly interesting. Finally the vocals are an interesting mix of tortured screams and tranquil cleans. They provide an excellent contrast and really show the full majest of this band. The lyrics are also very interesting and show some really cool concepts.Their sound is completely their own and they simply shine. These guys are awesome and have proved to me that emo music CAN be cool. So check out Old Gray! You won't regret it.

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