Set To Break are a 5 piece nu-metal band from South Wales. Only having been together for 2 years they seem to have taken to the local MetalCore scene with an increasing popularity on Facebook. Set to Break have a package that is professional with great photos, artwork and merchandise.
Here we have the ‘Redemption‘ EP with release date 17th March 2014. It’s more of a mini album really with 6 average length tracks, although the first track ‘Lost‘ is more of a melodic intro that sets a great atmosphere of things to come, but it did seem kind of pointless as a stand alone track and would have been better as a start to another.
Onto track 2 ‘Made to Suffer‘. Heavy riffs that would instantly want any MetalCore fan get up and mosh wherever they are. Typical double bass drum, down tuned guitars and deep death metal vocals. A well put together track with a very tight low end from the bassist and Drummer.
‘Paid Pride‘ followed suit sounding similar to track two but with some interesting guitar breaks and vocals sweeping over the top with attitude. Another heavy mosh track that left me wanting a change of pace by the 3rd track just for a few bars, to gather my hearing back anyway. ‘Ulterior Motives‘ did give that briefly at the start then back to some monstrous riffage. Nothing really different again to previous except for being more heavy.
Track 5 ‘Khan‘ is not only the best track on the EP, it’s more melodic, the phrasing is spot on and has some really nice lead parts running along side. It seemed as if the guitars wanted to go into a shredding solo but then never bothered. You can’t beat a nice guitar solo and maybe this would have been set nicely on this track, being the most melodic here.
The last track ‘Bermuda‘ keeps the pace with a few interesting breaks, tempo changes and variety of styles in this genre. Once again very heavy and similar to the first 4 tracks. Set To Break are a stereotypical MetalCore band. With this being popular with the younger and new fans of Heavy Metal I’m sure they will do well in there scene and have some fun playing gigs to some crazy moshing teenagers.
The production is very professional, the band is very tight and they certainly know what they want and how they want to sound. I didn’t really hear anything ground breaking or unique to any other Core band. Yes there great musicians but after hearing several bands with the ‘cookie monster vocals‘ then they all sound the same. Maybe that’s just my opinion and I’m not here to offend. I feel if Set To Break slightly changed their direction to make them more unique in the scene and broke some safety boundaries of this genre, they certainly have the right tools in place to go even further.
I feel if Set To Break slightly changed their direction to make them more unique in the scene and broke some safety boundaries of this genre, they certainly have the right tools in place to go even further.