Subseconds – Liminal Rain EP

One of the reasons I love music so much is that so many musicians use music as a platform to express what they are feeling. Happiness, joy, sadness, guilt, depression, they can all be portrayed through the beauty of music. Another reason I love music is that I can discover great new bands like Subseconds!

Subseconds is the project of Finnish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sergei, and Liminal Rain is their debut EP, released on 9th September 2022.

At just over 20 minutes long, the EP is dedicated to anyone who is missing someone and consists of four genre-bending, deeply personal tracks that explores the notion of loss, a concept that most people would be able to relate to.

The album has a heavy rock feel, the artist existing somewhere between the lines of heavier genres of music, never allowing themselves to be labelled by any one type and is as energetic as it is heartfelt.

Kicking you right in the stomach from the very first notes, this is an album of self-discovery and growth, and one that is full of heartbreak and emotion.

The drums, of which there are some stunning drum sounds emitting from behind the vocals, bass and percussion sections are tight and keep the EP flowing together, while the guitar work is just pure awesomeness. This guy is obviously an incredibly talented musician.

His vocals are dark and gritty and every now and then they are interspersed with a female voice, which gives the songs depth and dimension. This mixture of the two gives the tracks emotion and passion, the themes of the EP portrayed to the listener perfectly.

The tempo changes during each track and between songs is spot on, no two songs sounding the same which always keeps the listener interested and the time changes give the EP an almost progressive vibe.

If you like heartfelt heavy rock, then I would seriously recommend this album to you. I loved it and am really looking forward to the next offering Subseconds has.

Also, look out for the surreal, short film-like video that is accompanying single Joists.

Track Listing:

1) Colours And You

2) Joists

3) Lock

4) Thoroughfare

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