We Are Tyrants are currently on a hiatus for various reasons, but are aiming to assault our ears again towards the end of this year.
And when and if they do return we should welcome them with open arms because.... well basically they're really, REALLY fucking good.
They are a Melodic Death Metal band, (us metal heads can be a bit precious about sub genres so i'll await some abuse and correction) hailing from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
They're last line up according to facebook was Benjamin Wright on Guitar and Vocals. Harry Petcher on Guitar, Connor Lench on Bass and Kelsey James on Drums and Vocals.
What hits you straight away about this band is they are all clearly class 'A' musicians, without exception.
The vocals performances stand out as a really strong point. From Satan summoning, sphincter losening, stop or I'm going to shit my pants, deep guttural screams to well performed clean melodic vocals with harmonies. They display them all and everything in between.
As I listened to their songs in preparation for writing this I constantly thought to myself "this band know how to compose a song". Although a simple statement, when I say this what I mean is every song has impact, musicianship, complexity, diversity without ever losing direction, melody AND aggression.
What more could a metal fan ask for? I hear you ask. The answer? Nothing, and I don't care what sub genre you like.
We Can Rise Ep
We Can Rise is a very professional sounding release. A haunting intro leads into you being smacked in the stomach by "We are the Gatekeepers of the Matrix" a fast, aggressive song which is an excellent introduction to the album.
With tracks such as Last Dream, Monolithic and the above Gatekeepers, the Melodic Death Metal attributes are whole heartedly embraced with varying time signatures, speed riffing with melodic lines, double bass galore and impressive vocal performances, a theme throughout the entire album.
The albums title track, We Can Rise, has more clean vocals than the previous tracks and may be a bit more accessible than other songs. That's probably why they named the album after it! After an awesome build up intro to the song it is strong throughout but really comes to life for me when the bluesy solo begins.
There are also nice reminders of other styles and influences.
Tides of Virtue has a very Trivium feel to it for me, however benefits from a slightly more edgy, attacking approach making it far more listenable to my angry ears.
Blood of the Yew shows a bit of a groove influence in parts and has a very impressive range of vocal styles within it display.
They have also released the excellent track God Live In Me with the following lyric video. This track shows even more progression in song writing and performance.
I'm a bit gutted to have found We Are Tyrants whilst they are not currently on the circuit. However I hope they do come back and continue where they left off.
I also hope in reading this and listening to the tracks you get to bandcamp to download the EP and head to facebook to like their page. That way if and when they return they do so to a whole group of new fans.
If they don't return, then they should be proud of their output.
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