Ingraves Self-titled Debut EP Release.

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 –

https://www.facebook.com/events/1253264614848259/

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.

Ingraves – Dynamite dynamic from their current debut single – ‘Cut You Out‘.

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/

Author: Miff Morris

In many senses, I am still discovering myself through the complex tapestry in which life continues to weave, gaining unique physical experience in order to aid the progression of my precious spirit, this will continue for the rest of my fated days and my understanding of who I am shall be determined through how I learn to react, act and adapt towards the circumstances I face. I do sincerely hope the span of this life is enough to fully come to terms with the potential of my unique existence, through deep-rooted understanding, compassion, and love, and that I may fully acknowledge the absolute full potential of my existence through the network of others. Thus far the core of my being has learned through unique experience and individual perspective that I am most certainly a creative soul who takes solace in the truth & liberty of artistic expression. Freedom lays behind the eyes within the evocative realm of one's imagination, transforming originality through individual perspective, this is when my art becomes yours. Inspiring, motivating different modes of expression to overall influence and shape a better world, to help elevate to a higher consciousness. We are part of the great web of life and in this way each and every one of us are interconnected, to create a major shift in consciousness. We must wholeheartedly start to believe in what can be created for the greater good of this world, in my view it is most certainly the power of thought and intention which connect us, no matter how near or how far. Being understood has always been of paramount importance to me, self-expression is something I have been aware of from a very young age. From my point of view, artistic expression has always been the most liberating and uniting mode. When I am not caught up in life's cogs I love to write poetry, short stories, and shoot photographs. I adore and feed off music, so I highly enjoy capturing the live music scene in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. I also enjoy writing for Uk Entertainments website, Louder than War, as well as run my own music blog www.Revel Rousers.org, Amalgamating my love of music, writing, as well as photographic expression (Music, Landscape, Street, Wedding), which gives me a great sense of creative release, therefore forging a strong sense of purpose in the way of documenting life's remarkable moments. I find working with creatives within the music industry is wholly inspiring even though at times it can be quite challenging, after all, the greatest realizations and lessons learned are born out of challenges. I figured, seeing as I have a platform for my music reviews, interviews and photography I thought it would be time to create a platform for my creative writing and poetry.....It takes courage to expose oneself through the intimacy of poetry, However, that is how we truly unite and grow in compassion and understanding of each other's true essence. I am a deep thinker, I understand the power of words and their meanings. I also understand how empowering artistic expression can be. There is a raw truth buried within each original idea combined with a power to help change the world. Artistic expression is forever transforming through interpretation, that is what I mean when I say "When My Art Becomes Yours" My philosophy is to understand more, in order to love more....... Love ~M~

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