Having released their self-titled debut EP in late 2019, Ohio’s Starless got off to a solid start before COVID-19 put most of the live music industry in a tailspin a few months later. However, the band’s synth-driven metalcore sound stands out in their local scene and beyond. Having already played shows with the likes of Convictions and Hollow Front, Starless have now released their second song of 2021, “Circle Of Reason” – and we’re stoked to bring the video for the new song today ahead of its Friday premiere. Give it a spin + a watch below.
Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Starless was born in early 2019 from the ashes of a previous project. Formed with the desire to blend influences from a diverse range of genres, Starless aims to create heavy music that is both palatable and thematic with unique subject matter. Brothers and guitarists Kenny and Joe Barth frame either end of the sound with intricate guitar work and instantly recognizable riffs alongside the vocals of Walter Stefanides dancing between guttural growls and powerful clean vocals.
Filling out the sound, Dylan Roberts lays out symphonic soundscapes, ear-catching interludes, and science fiction-esque synthesizers while Ethan Clifton holds the band together, himself a rhythmic machine of precision that perfectly accents the pieces he supports.