Sunken State are full of energy and persona as they journey by way of the nuances of heavy steel in their debut full-length album, Solace in Solitude.
While the Joburg primarily based groove steel outfit haven’t been round for all that lengthy – having fashioned in 2018 – the self-proclaimed fashionable groove steel mob are undoubtedly masters of their craft.
Their proficiency extends far past their ample technical capability and bleeds into their songwriting to create an album that refuses to be tied down into one of steel’s many sub-genres however moderately attracts affect and inspiration from all of them.
Take the opening monitor “Beg For Mercy”, for instance, the place the screamed vocals perform as particular person characters moderately than simply sounds of aggression and whose sound is participating and tasteful in its dynamism.
Then there are songs like “Enter The Grey” and the frantic “This Is the End” which dip their toes into the pool of extra customary steel conventions however nonetheless keep a way of exploration – the breakdown at the finish of the latter is especially tasty.
With Solace in Solitude Sunken State show that they’re extra than simply your common run-of-the-mill steel band. Even songs that go for a extra standard strategy are cloaked in a sound that’s as distinctive as it’s charming.