New Release: Ashes of Soma: Alt/Hard Rock
Our favorite “whiskey named city” of Windsor, Ontario is alive with buzz as its very own Ashes of Soma has released a brand new EP, The Singularity.
You might remember these guys from an article we wrote back in January, bellowing their alt/hard rock sound and requesting you give them some attention. Well, now you’ve got another bullet for your Wednesday Rock Chamber with their latest EP, The Singularity.
Upon first couple of listens I would need to mark this release a notch to the right (not below, but beside) the earlier work as it brings less “umph” behind each track (save for maybe Lifeboat) but engages me all the same. The sound has taken a horizontal shift, eliminating some of their heavier guitar riffs and instead introducing a soft touch with an experimental sound. It’s a clear maturation if I do say so myself, but as with any band that introduces itself and embeds its identity within my brain with a heavy rock sound it makes it very difficult to improve and impress when making the transition.
In other words, if their eponymous Ashes of Soma invited you to thrash around with a horse cock of PBR then The Singularity might have you melancholically grooving with a standard 12 oz of Sierra Nevada.