Album Review: Scarlet Dress – ‘Endless’

Scarlet Dress – Endless
8.5 / 10

Debut albums are always a very challenging thing – from wanting to appease fans, showing the world music you’ve been working on for months/years, aiming to bring in new listeners, and many other things. For Scarlet Dress, this is exponentially harder since both band members are far away from one another, and are only able to share their music with one another online. Despite all of the challenges that Scarlet Dress faced, they have managed to put out one very fun and entertaining debut album. Filled to the brim with djenty riffs, powerful vocals, and fantastic guest features, it’s very hard to picture that this all was done by just 2 guys with a passion for music.

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Interview: Scarlet Dress

Scarlet Dress is a progressive metalcore outfit with its members hailing from Mumbai, India and Albuquerque, United States. In its true sense, Scarlet Dress really is a form of expression through heavy music in the new age of internet collaboration. With music that is fueled by ambient melodies, heavy breakdowns and intricate guitar riffage, Scarlet Dress’ emotional hooks and hard hitting breakdowns appeal to an audience sitting at the borderline of Prog and metalcore. Scarlet Dress is for listeners who appreciate layered atmospheres but at the same time desire catchy melodies. Set to unleash their debut album “Endless upon the world February 28th, Scarlet Dress is ready to come out swinging in the scene. Packed with 9 tracks of extremely solid metalcore, the album also features guest vocals by Jordan Chase (Shreddy Krueger) on “Withdrawn” and Josh Ford (The Luminary) on “Empty Breathing”, and Alan Rigdon (Ex ERRA) performs a guest solo section on instrumental “Evade”. Recently, I had the chance to talk with Sushant Vohra, who currently happens to write and compose all the instrumentals for the band. The interview, which you can read below, covers multiple topics including how difficult it has been being in different countries, where the band name originated, albums Sushant is looking forward to, and so much more.

Do yourself a favor and follow the band on Facebook, check out a little more of their backstory on their official website, and pre-order/pre-save on Bandcamp, iTunes, or Spotify!

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Interview: Sentinels

Soon to release their label debut “Unsound Recollections” on Stay Sick Records, New Jersey’s Sentinels are aiming to take the scene by storm. Formed in 2013, the band has 2 EP’s, “Idylls” and “World Divided”, under their belt and have been touring nonstop to help promote each release. Sentinels sound can be best described as progressive metalcore, however as you’ll read in the interview, the band doesn’t really wish to conform to one sound and wants to play whatever sounds natural to them. The guys in the band were kind enough to answer my plethora of questions ranging from the origin of their name to their favorite touring memories, which you can read about below. Be sure to give them a like on Facebook and pick up their debut on February 8th on digital or physical format!

Sentinels is:
Joe Benducci – Vocals
Thomas Cardone – Guitar
Chris Dombrowski – Guitar
Danny Cruz – Bass/Vocals
Dave Rucki – Drums/Vocals

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Interview: The Healing

Hot off the release of their debut album ‘Hollow Earth’ Canada’s The Healing are busy taking in all the positive feedback they have received since the release. Being progressive metalcore, fans already know to expect a mixture of harsh and clean vocals, some bouncy riffs and some breakdowns throughout, but the question is: what separates The Healing from their contemporaries? Quite simply, it’s the talent these guys have combined with how well everything is executed. For a debut record, these guys did one hell of a job and definitely need some more recognition, hence why we decided to chat with them. Give them a like on Facebook and pick up the album or some merch on Bandcamp!

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