Australian progressive metal band Ironstone are set to release their debut EP Prophecy on 29 May 2020. Until then they are thrilled to present “Downpour”, a new single and video from Prophecy.
The band states: “‘Downpour’ was written quite a while ago and has developed over time. We incorporated an Eastern theme to create the atmosphere of a heavy, monsoonal storm. We loved the idea of filming a music video in pouring rain, which was actually a major incentive to write the song. The lyrics deal with missing the early signs of trouble and then suddenly finding yourself immersed in a bad situation. The song is really about the beauty of hindsight!”
“Downpour” is both aggressive and melodic, with a djent driven guitar riff that interweaves with a Japanese koto, giving the song a distinctly oriental feel. It features heavily down-tuned guitars, a brutal breakdown, ambient synth elements, an intricate guitar solo and a strong melody.
The video for “Downpour” revolves around lots of water, slow motion and a very wet band. Even though “Downpour” is not about rain, the video represents the song with that very thing. Torrential rain.
Downpour was mixed and mastered by Chris Themelco of Monolith Studios, Melbourne.