I, Revere is a band that came together about two years ago and probably at first weren't too sure what they would sound like. All four members came from different musical backgrounds with different bands and that situation could potentially be a disaster. Fortunately after spending some time with their new album The Lure of a New Harbor it seems as if they have found their way. In the most simplistic terms they are a rock band that like to flirt with different genres. The band certainly gets down with post-rock and isn't afraid to experiment. That being said they can write a catchy chorus and let the female vocalist belt out a memorable melody.
The band kicks things off with a solid rocker entitled “”Spires.” Right away I was attracted to the drumming. A lesser drummer might not have created a relentless barrage of tom drums that made the verse seem particularly heavy.
For the first three minutes of so the band plays it relatively safe stylistically. After that it’s apparent that the band has different spheres of influence. The band eventually goes into inventive territory that has a jazzy ambient vibe before venturing into post-rock that contains a soaring guitar. They eventually bring it back to the chorus.
“In Gallows” has a fast BPM and has a steady groove you can bob your head to. There is a juxtaposition between the grounded, slightly distorted bass line and the lead guitar that has a fair amount of reverb and delay on it. The chorus reaches for epic heights it occasionally obtains. There is a definite Evanescence-like quality that their music takes on at times. “House Of Snakes” rocks out in a drone-y/ post rock kind of way. The guitar produces waves of white noise that cover the frequency spectrum. This is definitely one of the highlights amongst the batch.
They close with the most epic and nostalgic song on the album entitled “ When We Leave The Earth.” The song slowly builds with intensity and ends with a bang.
The Lure of a New Harbor isn’t perfect and yet it manages to sound commercially viable at times. Their sound will be accessible to wide demographics while at the same time expose their audience to new sounds.
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