Eric Abyss - Vocals
Iron Mike White - Guitar
Seth Cardona - Guitar
Mike Bnoc Bieniecki - Bass / Backing Vocals
Nelson Negron - Drums
"Traverse the Abyss is a metal band from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Members include Eric Abyss (Vocals), Iron Mike White (Guitar), Nelson Negron (Drums), Mike Bnoc Bieniecki (Bass/Backing Vocals) and Seth Cardona (Guitar). Traverse the Abyss draws influence from all over the metal spectrum to create a unique, powerful, diverse sound with driving drums, ripping guitars and catchy vocals, Traverse the Abyss just may be your new favorite band."
If you are in need of purely intense music, then look no further with Traverse the Abyss. The music is packed with adrenaline, intensity, and brutality. But they do not rely on just dazzling you with machine gun speed double bass beats for the drums, corruptive guitar rhythms that almost mirror the cadence of a rapid heartbeat, and a growl that would bring evil to its knees. Their lyrics are very empathetic and something everyone can relate to. Making them very approachable musically speaking, which is great in my opinion, because they are the kind of band that could potentially change the mind of the masses towards the Metal genre. The song that displays this perfectly is One Of A Kind which is shared at the bottom of this review. If you are having a bad day or just frustrated with those that try to bring you down, play that song, and just sing along with it. Scream out all the anger and frustration, let the world hear you cannot be broken.
Snake Eyes - Traverse The Abyss
I really enjoyed the opening cadence of Snake Eyes, because it leads you into a false sense of security, like you are expecting the song to be mellow, but that is where it ends. It goes right into catchy riffs and a deep growl, mixed with moments of what I can only describe as, singing dialogue. And the way it is done almost leaves you hypnotized, it is a surreal experience. Snake Eyes has almost a bit of a Decapitated vibe to it, in regards to vocal and style. But they make emotions tangible by comparing it to something that is universally known, casino games. Much like the games, music and life in general are a gamble, but they certainly beat the house with this album.
Diamonds is what I like to call a musical palette cleanser. It is something that all of the heavier genres need, in my opinion, to give the listeners a break from the heaviness that comes with Metal music and the growling style of vocals. It still has that intensity that you need to keep the passion burning hot in your soul but incorporates more clean vocals which showcases the artists' abilities in a much more honest light. You are given the chance to breathe, if you will, before diving right back into the pits and succumbing to the rhythm of double bass drums and edgy guitar riffs. I do hear influences of Suicide Silence and Godsmack in some of their songs, the thing that really sets them apart from those artists, is they incorporate other musical genres into their style, which shows the caliber of this band. I have no doubt that this band will truly take off and show the industry what they are made of. Currently they are working on their 2nd full length album and planning on playing plenty of live shows coming up this summer, so if you see these guys in your neighborhood, then get to one of their shows! I can't wait to see what they have in store for the upcoming album and many more.
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All reviews are written by Italian Metal Queen aka @NightlandGirl