The first notes I ever had the chance to hear from the band Everest
were soft and subtle. The song was heavy in cymbal slaps, but
light on the rock. That, however, was 2008 and a song called "Into
Your Soft Heart". Four years later and the band has put out
their 3rd full-length and well, it's a rock record.
From the first number "Rapture" you're met with classic
Queen-friendly harmonies and warm, low-octave guitar strums.
The melody is solid and repetitive giving you enough time to really
let the music sink in. A few distorted weens sneak up every once
in a while to remind you what genre you're in. With "Never
Disappoint" the listener is transported back to a style of
rock found popular in the 1980s. Soft reverb echoes each strum
around the stereo. And even though the 4:09 is lacking of any
vocals, the mixture of extra instruments like the acoustic guitar
and [what sounds like] a shaker tell a psychedelic story all their
"Hologram" feels like a step between old Everest and
new Everest. Attitude-heavy lyrics and a powerful drum base gives
off a long-haired, leather pants vibe. But it's the pop-friendly
guitar progression that's reminiscent of a younger Everest. The
title track finds itself at the end of the album, which is unexpected.
Vocals echo through your ears so smooth and silky and while the
percussion is obviously king on this track, a very faint ween
can still be heard from the background. Something inside you happens
after a few minutes listening to this song and then you realize
your foot's tapping. The rhythm is good, real good.
It's not uncommon for a band to take a new direction with their
music, but it is a nice surprise when they do it as nicely as
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