Every so often a band comes around and meshes numerous disparate influences to create a totally acceptable blend of metal. Now, I don’t know a whole lot about newly formed Numbers, but I can assure you that they are definitely worth the listen and fit the bill of the first sentence. Here’s some info about the band from their official facebook (which has 264 likes, COME ON):
“Started by Seattle musician, Kyle Bishop, Numbers is an Electrometal Jazzcore band hitting Seattle hard with brutal screams, catchy choruses, nerdy 8-bit synths, relaxing pads, pretty piano, and mean guitar riffs. This mashup of a band hopes you enjoy what you hear, and hopes to exceed expectations of not only their fans, but themselves.”
That description is pretty apt. Take a listen to their song entitled “Ice on Fire“:
The drummer Victor Olavarri graduated from Berkelee, and it shows: the dude rips about the kit. The string-wielders are fantastic – their riffs are catchy and powerful – and the vocals, handled by Kyle, are awesome. The cleans are a little rough at times, but during the chorus it’s on key, anthemic and catchy. The harshes are just fantastic, full of foundation.
The band also has some demos on their official YouTube page, but an official release has not yet been announced. Regardless, keep an eye out for these up-and-coming musicians as I’m sure their best work is yet to come.