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Subspectral: Switches effortlessly from hard and heavy to melodic passages.

Subspectral - I

The five-piece Dutch metal band Subspectral brings chunky riffs, progressive rhythms and surprising song structures, but also melody. Modern metal with a progressive touch where experimentation is not shunned, but where it is also allowed to just rock. Subspectral offers an amalgam of melodic death / progressive metal / metalcore, and their debut is entitled pretty simple, I.

The band switches effortlessly from hard and heavy to melodic passages, but always with the song in mind. Music that springs from the heart is often hard to categorize and pigeonhole, it is music to experience!

Subspectral was formed in early 2019. However, the roots grow deeper. Guitarist Arjan Van Heusden and vocalist Joël Oorebeek had been making music together for a while already. So did former bandmates drummer Stephan Broer and guitarist Ronald Versluis. When the four of them met in early 2019, the musical click was there right from the start. The versatile vocals of Joël Oorebeek proved a perfect match for the progressive views on music of Stephan Broer and Ronald Versluis, and the bold riffs of Arjan Van Heusdenforged the elements into an ironclad whole. This way the band was able to create their very own sound. With the arrival of bassist Folke Thijsen a rock solid foundation was laid in the lower frequencies and the line-up was complete.

The five of them worked hard producing their own material and to prepare the band for the Dutch stages. However, in the beginning of 2020 Covid threw a spanner in the works and the world came to a standstill. Subspectral decided to use this moment to record their very first album. The result: their debut album I.

The entire album was written, recorded and produced by Subspectral. Due to lockdowns and social distancing, the members of the band often had to work physically separate from each other on the songs and recordings. For a fledgling band, this was a challenge, but a challenge that brought the band closer. I, therefore, is more than a debut album for the band, it gives the band its reason for being. The album was mixed by Nick Polak and mastered by JB Van Der Wal.

Joël Oorebeek – Vocals

Ronald Versluis – Guitar

Arjan Van Heusden – Guitar

Folke Thijsen – Bass

Stephan Broer – Drums

Tracklist:

01. Intro

02. Beyond The Clouds

03. In Equality

04. Jigsaw

05. Conformity

06. Straitjacket

07. Shadowdancer

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About Ulf Backstrøm (7413 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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