Artist – Ingraves
EP -Ingraves / Debut
Genre – Alt /Metalcore
Scottish-based five-piece heavy alternative groove makers, Ingraves have been focusing intently over the past few months on crafting their metal sound, channelling their creative drive to deliver an authentic, highly emotive feel to their structurally diverse progressive musical expression which the band are proud to present to the metalcore scene in the form of their four-track, self-titled debut Ep this coming Friday 11th at Glasgow’s Cathouse Rock Club with supports from the gargantuan sounding Titan breed, masked loons, H8teball and rap/metal fusion instigators, First World Hunger…. Please join the events page for event and ticket details –
Ingraves have conjured an intense listening experience with their newly crafted sound, offering led heavy riffage combined with melodic forms of metal. I spoke briefly with lead vocalist Willie Lang about the new release and this is what he expressed –
“We wanted something that was incredibly varied to demonstrate our abilities and the stuff we’ve been writing now is heavier, darker more emotional and honest.” – Willie Lang.
The first track on the EP ‘Cut You Out’ spectacularly encapsulates the essence of what Ingraves are channelling creatively within this current band project, which makes no surprise as to why they have chosen to release this initial track as their debt single accompanied by an eye wobbling, visually energetic music video.
Please check out the single on the following link and delve into their hugely beasting, progressive sound.
Second track on the Ep, Fade – Has a tight-knit, fast and furious pace to its instrumentation which instantaneously evokes the need for a mosh-pit circle, this is definitely one to get the crowd rampant. It is easy for the listener to follow the lyrical content of the song due to structural space and the sudden changes throughout the song in tempo and mood makes for a rollercoaster listen. There is a classic, old-skool trashy feel to the guitars as the vocals provide a deep, interchangeable, surprising element to the overall atmosphere of the track.
The third track that comes crashing in on the EP titled, Crossroads delivers chunky heavy bass riffage alongside technical guitar groove, unified with one of the fiercest lead vocal displays on the EP. There exists rhythmical space regarding the drumming, which is consistent throughout the entire EP, and the backing vocals are superbly placed adding that extra layer of depth regarding shapeshifting tone and interchanging mood.
The final track on the Ep titled, AntiSocial delivers deliciously harmonious lead guitar textures and a swaying rhythmical sense of euphoria blended with melocolie and rage . Again, plenty of heavy, chugging guitar riffage, intricate technical guitar grooves and soaring lyrical content that evokes emotion and calls on a kind of abstraction amongst the rage and velocity of the track, as striking soaring backing vocals truly elevates, yet again onto another new dizzy level.
There is an exceptionally well thought-out fluidity to this debut EP, both vocally and instrumentally offering heavy groove laden guitars in an even, uncluttered distribution to lead vocalist Willie Langs engrossing vocal diversity, who transitions from wrathful throat growls to poignant melodic singing. The Ep offers excellent sound production and carries through the energy of the live raw environment. There is plenty of space within the vocal and instrumental ferocity for the listener to digest the changing tempos, mood and atmosphere, and most certainly the EP offers a plethora of superbly structured juxtapositions to stirr and stimulate the headspace.
Keep up to date with the band on the following – https://www.facebook.com/IngravesUK/