[ALBUM REVIEW] SEIMS: II

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Welcoming the listener with RCKT one can not be prepared for what is install here with 9 solid tracks from the mind of one Simeon Bartholomew. The sounds of synth lead up to an outburst of HEAVY proportions in the opening track alone. The bass line groove and leads step up a notch on next track SODJS. TUN sounded familiar as it was the song the band ended with on there set in Sydney supporting legendary Alternative Rockers Regurgitator. Knowing all recordings were done by Sim and how well they translate onto the stage with a full band it makes you appreciate the music even more. Sim, taking the role of bass and keys while on stage, couldn’t have struck a better group of musicians with Paul Meo on trumpet and synth, the heavily dreaded guitarist Sam Sheumack and Chris Allison on drums.

COVET starts with an industrial tone with deep bass providing a darkness and some spacey sounds to follow that would even space out the likes of Rush. When instrumental music is so well written vocals would only tarnish the mood. The longest track on the album is the progressive RSTD which has more going on than one with a split personality disorder. Halfway into the song an infectious riff makes way for that distinct sound SEIMS have made for themselves with no other mathcore band sounding anything like them. 915, another song that was included in their live set is a highlight written in memory of Daniel Brown. With half the track time of the song previous it has a lot going on with HEAVY outbursts a plenty.

Having premiered on Triple J‘s Unearthed the debut single HKVV, with its timeless riff and head banging moments it is no wonder it helped get the band on the map. Combining a cover of Portishead‘s Glory Box into their live-set with Paul dominating on trumpet being one of the many reasons why you should catch this energetic force from Sydney.

Buy SEIMS II and the debut here:

http://store.seims.net

Catch SEIMS at Art As Catharsis’ NICEFEST 2016 on Sat 5th November, Tickets on sale here:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nicefest-2016-sydney-tickets-26995082017

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