‘The Awakening‘ by Derange is the sound of modern metal in 2015. A sound ranging from Sevendust to Lacuna Coil, to the sporadic like tempos of Meshuggah, there’s something for almost everyone.
There’s no over producing on vocalist Cat Pereira here, her clean range of vocals haunt the cd beautifully, none more evident than Ruins (Part One), a more sombre note where she gets to take the front, and in the albums title track, a sweeping outro to the album. There’s a sense of darkness from the music because of this, something a little deeper.
From the epic opener ‘The Thinker‘, and the chaos of ‘Passive‘, a true highlight of the album and one to look out for in a live environment, Derange can certainly hold their own with the heaviest of the pack. The technical ability of the musicians present is obvious, this a well seasoned band, automated, precise and executed to perfection. London will be proud.
The technical ability of the musicians present is obvious, this a well seasoned band, automated, precise and executed to perfection.