ARISEON is a Canadian alternative pop/rock band formed in 2015 in the French province of Quebec. The band is composed of Thomas Guglielmini (vocals), Alexandre Guglielmini (drums) and Hugo Blanchet (guitar). Crawling In My Head is their recent release which contains ten songs.
The album starts with “Propaganda” and starts with a killer progressive ascending riff. It grabs your attention. The song is clean, sheen and dynamic. There’s a lot of energy and the band goes through a surplus of grooves and riffs.
“Oblivion” is another adrenaline inducing song. It’s a mix of driving riffs not too far from Queens of the Stone Age and more atmospheric rock. The band continues to churn out high energy tunes like “Born to Breakdown.” The first sort of breather was “Ain’t No Heroes” which is more of a ballad but still rock. There’s some great lead guitar on this song and I liked how the verse builds. The bass is prominent here and then funky guitar comes in before the cinematic chorus.
“When It All Becomes Hell” is a highlight. It’s anthemic and felt like it could close out a Hollywood blockbuster movie. The next highlight is the very next song entitled “Kingdom Come” which also felt like the most single worthy. I loved the flashy hook on this song which immediately felt memorable. There’s also some kinetic guitar licks which are backed by atmospheric pads.
The song called “Interlude” isn’t really an interlude. In fact, it sounded like the soundtrack to an epic movie. It’s instrumental and has more of a post-rock flavor. “Ordinary” goes in the other direction with a more intimate piano ballad. “Crawling In My Head” is very catchy and fun while the closer is another piano ballad.
The recording quality was done by the band but sounds professional due to the members having a background in production.
This is a sprawling album. I think a lot of people will appreciate it. Take a listen.
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