Color me completely unsurprised that Central Florida progressive metalcore band Apnea have released another fantastic new track. The interesting thing about the band is how they’ve grown over the years – they may be considered a “local” band, but they routinely draw huge numbers in their home state, and having seen them around a dozen times over the years, they continually get better at their craft. Hard work, a strong work ethic, and good music make a band great.
Check out their new song, “Solace”, below. It’s a banger of a track that might bring to mind older Northlane and older Vanna (around the Curses era), and maybe a dash of Reflections, as well as some newfound melody in their sound – that’s about what you’ll get with “Solace”. One thing’s for sure – with more tunes like this, they won’t be mere locals much longer.
Tampa based local band Apnea, has just released their EP titled, “Reflections” and the local scene couldn’t be more pleased. It incorporates their bouncy breakdowns, ear piercing crash chords, and punchy vocals to create the same type of experience that you get when you see them live. They have been playing shows for a couple years now and to finally have this EP out has made it easier on the scene to connect with them, learn their lyrics, and enjoy their music in more places than just their live shows. The link to download this epic, FREE EP is listed below!
Apnea out of Tampa, FL has been making headway in the local scene. From their stellar stage presence to the heavy/technicality of their music, they have the entire package. Opening for bands such as Stick To Your Guns, Volumes, Being As An Ocean, and (soon to come) Veil of Maya, they have been getting recognition for their hard work and dedication.
They have recently finished recording their EP and have been keeping it a secret as to the release date and the name of the EP. Keep in touch with them as many people are waiting anxiously to jam out to their music in their cars!
Apnea has just dropped their new single, “Phantoms,” on June 29, and it is some of the finest post hardcore one is likely to hear these days. From the start, the single manages to have an obvious sense of melody while somehow feeling pleasantly discordant. The vocals are long and drawn out, complimenting the slower feel of the song. While it would be a bit of an exaggeration to call “Phantoms” grind, it also does not move at a breakneck, death metal pace. A feature from Nader Msawel is present, and nicely adds a lower range of vocals to the song. “Phantoms” is further complimented by lyrics lamenting the vocalist’s haunting by his ghosts of the past. When the last note has faded, “Phantoms” was a pleasant introduction to Apnea.