Watch Vespera guitarist Cairn Tse-Lalonde’s new guitar playthrough for “Sleepless”

Having released 6 singles in just under two years – each seemingly more expansive than the last – Los Angeles rock band Vespera are easily one of our favorite bands right now. Effortlessly combining various subgenres of rock and metal into something thought-provoking, the band’s newest single, “Sleepless”, is one of their most interesting to date.

The song also features some of their best guitar work to date, and guitarist Cairn Tse-Lalonde seems to make it look effortless in the new guitar playthrough for “Sleepless”. Combining melodic and heavy styles isn’t an easy thing to do, but it’s done very well here. The band’s long-awaited debut album, The Thoughts That Plague You, drops sometime in 2019 – so fans of forward-thinking rock music will want to pay attention.

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Alternative metal band Vespera explores emotionally abusive relationships in new video for “Sleepless”

Having unleashed a string of strikingly cinematic videos and diverse songs to match in the last 18 months, alternative metal newcomers Vespera are well on their way to becoming a household name in the music industry. Through a handful of singles like “Bloom”, “Obsidian Dreams”, and “Deafening, Dissonant”, the heavy rock outfit manages to channel everyone from the melodic alt-metal of Deftones, to the more modern rock stylings of mid-period 10 Years. However, the young band manages to punch far above their expected weight, musically speaking. There’s a real emotional depth in this band’s songs that speaks to the listener, whether it’s topics like suicide or emotional abuse.

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