Shockpowder – The Drowning And The Sunset

Shockpowder is a shoegaze project with metal influences founded by Joshua Scurfield in 2015 and for those who don’t know, shoegaze is defined as “a style of rock music characterized by a sound in which the distinctions between separate instruments and vocals are blurred”

Shockpowder released their debut album The Final Thoughts of Gaia in 2019 and are currently releasing singles to expand their sound and vision and The Drowning And The Sunset is their latest one, released on 13/01/2023.

The track is mix of hazy distortion on the guitar, pounding drums and pensive vocals, that all work so well together. The guitars and drums have a hint of grunge to them, taking us on a nostalgic trip back to the 90’s yet the vocals seem to have come from another dimension, distortion playing a part in this, with the haunting voice of the singer really drawing you into the song.

The track kicks off almost as soon as its starts, with just a short intro, before it bursts to life with all instruments and the vocals really making their mark. The drums build up to be quite energetic and the riffs get heavier as the song progresses, with just short interludes throughout when the pace drops slightly.

This is an anthemic track and, from just one person, it has a really big sound! Please go and check it out and see if you agree with me.

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