Staffordshire’s I Saw the World Burn explode into the opening track of their 2 part album Sentience with “Echo Your Own”. It’s a brutal assault with a serious groove behind it. The screaming vocals sit in the mix bringing a sense of despair and yet after a couple of listens I find myself echoing lines which is ironic if you think about it.
The groove hits a high note with “Parasite” the double drums keeping the beat fast while the bass and guitar drop the pace. Kate’s vocals growl her disdain for the world.
Just when you think you’ve got a handle on the record “Their Guilt” throws you a curveball. Suddenly we have Slayer fast drumming. I’ve loved Graham’s drumming since I first heard it now I love it even more. Ian on Guitar keeps pace with the intense rhythm thickening the whole sound.
I think I might have found my new favourite ISTWB song with the final track. “Insular” demonstrates Kate’s new willingness to show us what she’s really capable of. This is the first time I’ve heard her focus on clean vocals while using her growl to back up the emotion on show. I loved everything else the guys have done but this song is a step up. I hope we continue to see the evolution of the band and I’m looking forward to seeing them live soon which is always the best bit.
I Saw the World Burn – Sentience Part 2 available to buy here:https://isawtheworldburn.bandcamp.com/
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