Newphasemusic is the new project from Daniel Henderson and it hits the ground running with its debut single, Starter.
As a drummer myself, I was immediately sucked in by the ball-breaking drums on the Geodome Mix, one of three mixes that will be available. Nice, sharp and tight double-kick metal drums dominate this track in a way that I wish more acts would consider; utilize different aspects of metal aside from the palm muted chugging guitars. The rest of the track is comprised of a looping siren-like wail, creepy keyboards, and vocals delivered with a whispered growl.
The lyrics convey a message to the listener that while everything around them may be going off the rails, it doesn’t reflects their own character or their decisions.
The next remix is made courtesy of The Joy Thieves. This one makes use of guitar riffs and comes off more like a straightforward rocker. The jazzy swing to the beat and overall bombast make me reminisce of Foetus back in the day.
SINE contributes the third and final remix and is definitely the most dancefloor-friendly remix of the three. A thick bassline holds this one together while the vocals are processed almost to the point of unintelligibility.
Personally, I’m very excited about Newphasemusic and the forthcoming full-length release, The Dark Side of the Earth. The Geodome Mix is already on my smartphone playlist.