South Wales have another treasure stowed away, under the face of Metalcore. TRUENORTH as you may be kinda aware of right now, are for fans of In Hearts Awake. With their own name derived from one of their tracks on Earthwalker.
This independent self-titled release will be due out May 24th, and it sounds amazing, thanks to Dan Kerr of Avenue Studios. It may not be the most refined sound, and may be quite trapped by their own influence’s sound they are emulating, but one cannot deny despite this, it still is great for air-play. (Though this may bring their own rating down a little bit).
Tracks such as “Sunchaser” and “Perceptions” really do push the boundaries as far as they can within their own constrictions, and deliver with such ‘feelsy’ passages and melodic progressions, heartfelt lyrics and passionate progressive metalcore breakdowns.
Their first single “Clouds” is currently available to stream and is definitely the strongest track on the entire release. It goes in extremely hard and still keeps itself under control with it’s melodic leads. TRUENORTH are a definite one to watch as long as they continue to express their true identity. Can we however give them a round of applause for this EP.
In Hearts Wake inspired Metalcorer's TRUENORTH surprise us pleasantly with their EP. A solid statement and full of catchy riffs. However we do implore them to try and "BREAKAWAY" from the IHW threshold for them to obtain their own sound and identity.