Reviews

Scattered Storm


Scattered Storm
In this Dying Sun
Blood Blast Distribution
Release: 11 November 2022

On this second EP, Scattered Storm takes off from where 2021’s “Oblivion” left off, taking a darker and more proggy turn. It still has the hooks, but the vocals have evolved more and the synths took a back step for more guitar work. 

For this new EP, Scattered Storm brought their new bass player Brian Fausnaugh into the band full fold. He had recorded previously with them on some songs, so it was a no-brainer. Lyrically, they still take inspiration from books, movies, series, and whatever else draws their attention. For this EP, vocalist Andre Accosta and drummer/keyboardist Jay Arriaga collaborated closer and wrote more together while the recording process was taking place.

Scattered Storm formed three years ago, with the idea to create a supergroup with seasoned musicians to create very dark heavy music with ambiance. Their sound is defined by their love for seven and eight strings, complemented by backing tracks, and tasteful melodies, in between the moments of brutality. The band continues to evolve and “In This Dying Sun” showcases that.

Grabbing elements from a variety of heavy genres, Scattered Storm is recommended for fans of Meshuggah, Tesseract, and Devin Townsend.

“In This Dying Sun shows a certain evolution from our previous effort. We still implement a lot of our core elements which are ambience, groove and melodies, but with this record, we felt the need to explore faster tempos with machine gun-like riffs. This allowed us to expand on subjects and textures from before. We never lost track of the bigness, especially with Tue Madsen mixing this record. In our talks, I really emphasized that to him, even though songs are faster, we still want them to sound huge. And boy did he deliver. Sonically this record has been the best one. Tue Madsen also mastered it. He was even kind enough to feature our single In This Dying Sun for his drum sample pack through Drum Forge because he really dug the song. We also brought in our new bass player Brian Fausnaugh full fold. He had recorded previously with us in some songs, so It was a no-brainer. Lyrically we still draw from books, movies, series, and whatever draws our attention. For this EP, Andre and I (jay) collaborated closer and wrote more together while the recording process was taking place. The band continues to evolve and In This Dying Sun showcases that.” – Jay Arriaga – Drums, Keyboards, Samples – Scattered Storm

Track Listing:

  1. Bloody Love – 4:44
  2. The Process – 3:49
  3. Hollow – 4:16
  4. In this Dying Sun – 3:42
  5. Seen – 4:49

EP Length: 21:12

Scattered Storm – Seen

Scattered Storm – In This Dying Sun

Scattered Storm – Bloody Love

Scattered Storm – Kingslayer

Scattered Storm links:
Band/Artist location – El Paso, Tx
FacebookSoundcloudInstagramApple
SpotifyAmazonDeezerBacklink


PETE'S ROCK NEWS AND VIEWS.COM