Single Review: Glamour of The Kill’s ‘Feeling Alive’
Finding success in the UK, Glamour of The Kill is looking to bring their metalcore sound to the US. Hoping to find the same success, the band chose to release “Feeling Alive” as their first stateside single.
“Feeling Alive” is the first single off “The Summoning.” With the riveting sounds of electric guitars and hard drums, the song is an instant head-banger.
Davey Richmond, GOTK’s frontman, sings with a transcending voice, meshing it with a mix of screamo; it may not be for everyone, but it fits this song perfectly. Without it, the song would not be the instant fury of hard rock and rhythm it is. It’s enough metal to make it plausible for all ears.
Complimenting the vocals of Richmond are Mike Kingswood, Ben Thomson and Chris Gomerson, who back up the vocals of their frontman well. The guitar solo is also a worthwhile listen.
The band shows variance, which in part makes them interesting. Boasting tattoo sleeves and a metalcore look, this sound of music is expected. The vocal hooks are catchy and the instrumental barrage of metal nearly scream hit.
Richmond sings, “It’s time to show this city what were made of/setting our sights on losing our mind/stood side by side/and we’re feeling alive,” expressing who they are. Here a band that’s looking to make an impression upon every listen. They would like you to know who they are and there not afraid to show it.
“The summoning” is due to release in the US on October 2nd. Whether their sound will apply to the audience in America is yet to be seen. However, if the album contains songs like “feeling alive,” it will be difficult for the American audience to ignore them.
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