Basick Records are notorious for it’s collection of talented, lesser known based, with a plethora of genre’s under it’s belt. But one name shines the most, and that is Melodic Hardcore collective Create To Inspire, hailing from the heart of Essex, UK.
They have come a long way since their debut EP “Halfway Home“, which feels like a lifetime ago and have returned after their sophomore EP “Home Is Where My Heart Dies“. Which launched last year after joining the Basick roster.
“Sickness” is an Album that is a labour of love, blended into a triad: Blood, Sweat and Tears. And it is a gift you can bestow upon your ears as of May 26th.
The coarse, hurt vocals of Sean resonate beautifully as they provide the perfect contrast to many of the guitar passages that trigger that aching sensation in your chest as you listen carefully to each lyric, each note and drum beat.
What we love about Create To Inspire is that they draw similarities to bands such as Being As An Ocean, and still remain unique. The intro track Agony, does exactly as it says, it gives the listener an overwhelming dose of repressed, manifested pain and sorrow.
The craftsmanship that has been woven into such a painful yet beautiful release is what makes it so impacting. The motifs are relate-able to many who have gone through depression, unrequited love and other similar issues. They are very delicate, and are approached with that in mind. Songs such as Adjust (the first single released to promote this upcoming release) highlight this with the lyric: “Whether you lost yourself to love or currently loosing yourself to the pain”.
Overall, the Essex based quintet push themselves past their previous threshold, and sit comfortably into a new home, one that is somewhat lonely, cold and full of heartache. It’s poetic, it’s defining and it feels very transparent and honest. And god bless them for an album of this magnitude.
Painful yet beautiful, a poetic endeavour and full of emotion. Create to Inspire pull the heart strings with a wonderful journey that takes you under the surface.