Pressure showed us with their metal, that creativity is unbound. Their singles that we have reviewed have always pushed the invisible barriers of metal to create something that has a lasting impact. Their latest album is a collection of all those melodies, the chaos and invigorating energy that makes them such a stellar band. This is their EP, Heroes Will Fall.
In any setting, this band will show you an atmosphere to blend yourself into. Pressure have tackled the melodic part of metal with a cinematic, opera conductors mindset. Their vocals are a dive into fantasy, including the obsession with making the music true to themselves. Demonic Oath opens the album, and just the rhythm and vocals should be enough for your purview to change. A catchy, Judas Priest like track creates a swirling meaning with unique time signature changes.
The second single keeps the tempo up with some power metal finesse. Demon Warrior has a much more mellow verse section that will keep you stimulated for their typhoon of a chorus. This song remains one of my favourite melodies all year, and Pressure are to congratulate for their impressive work.
Doesn’t everyone wish for a metal morning? Maybe not everyone, but you know metalheads who will want this kind of tempo dominating their day. The vocals and drum section especially stand out, with their dual strike power. Their inspiring lyrics always push a different side of the listener out, if you pay keen attention. Just with the melodies they write, they can sway your mood to be an ambitious agent of chaos. Another favourite comes with Demon Huntress, especially with the riff. You can feel the thrash metal throne itch for the kind of arrangement they put together. Pressure utilise volume in their sound very well, breaking the intentional array for something unique that would not be expected.
To close the album, My Old Dagger is the bookstop. A feral yell opens the Viking metal gates. It writes a story like Iron Maiden would, and the melodies are the pedestal to enjoy the feel. In moments, there are instances of the song that sound like King Diamond as well, especially when the higher frequencies are approached. Pressure make the sound of their future with all these tales, and will continue to do so in ecstasy.
You will never enjoy vocals with the unique ability to change with the moment like this bands. From writing to the experience, it is spear sharp and drives home every time. The movie Demon Night (1995) would be great for an EP of this calibre. This band will continue to chase quality and push you to further heights with their music. Listen to their collection above and follow them for more to come!