CORROSIUM – EP Undertow- english
Melodic Bombast Metal
from Finland present us the five men from CORROSIUM (Facebook ). The single „Bleeding Starlight“ with its bizarre video was already presented in May on `metal-heads.de´. Now at the end of the year they kept their promise and finally released the EP „Undertow“ with a total of four songs on December 4th, 2020. So of course I don’t want to withhold from you what else the guys have knitted together.
is the mission of CORROSIUM. They create songs that immediately stick in the listener’s ear. With „Bleeding Starlight“ they had succeeded in doing so at least once before. This song is carried by synths and the riffs are not so dominant in the foreground. However, it will create a harmonious atmospheric overall concept, which is able to catch the listener and take him away.
The band says about their new EP:
„We started making this EP from a different situation than the debut album. This time all songs were composed specifically for Corrosium, whereas the previous album had songs written before the birth of the band. Still we managed to keep the trademark atmosphere, melodies and low grinding riffs in the mix.Presstext Inverse Records
Bleeding Starlight was released as a single during the spring and it showcased the evolution of the band as more complex compositions and deeper lyrical themes. During the writing process for this release the world closed down. All shows and tours planned for the spring and summer were postponed or cancelled, so we had lots of time to polish the songs almost to infinity. We believe this quality can be heard from the EP.“
In the next song „The Day We Fall“ the guitars will be given more space. The riffs seem a little more present and the chorus of the song is as soft as butter and caresses the ear with longing and pleasure. It fluctuates between happy lightness and slightly darker intermediate passages. Beautiful tempi and mood changes determine the song. „Undertow“ also puts itself with mighty bombast in the stuff. But all in all it is not the strongest song of the EP for me. And I think by the way:
Well… there’s more I think
And indeed, the Finns really knock out a real smasher at the end with „I Remain“.All songs are beautifully arranged and know how to please. On the other hand I was missing the salt and pepper in the soup. So I was positively surprised and very pleased that CORROSIUM gave their sound that certain spice. The last song „I Remain“ inspires with a lot of variety in the vocals and even offers more aggressive interludes up to dark growls. For me this is the strongest song, because it gives a good overview of the potential of the band.
CORROSIUM deliver good melodic bombastic metal that works wonderfully. Especially the melodic choruses stick and reverberate in your head for a long time. And before the whole thing starts to look too harmless, they show with the last song „I Remain“ what the band is still capable of. Seen in this light, the EP „Undertow“ is a remarkable performance that offers a small glimpse of what is still possible. I, for one, am very curious to see what they will come up with for the future.
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