Metal is alive and well for Gods sake!
It has been around for 50 years and just like anything else that lives, it evolves. So why is everyone just emulating that which has come before? The modern-metal-band Tenside can’t answer this question either but what they did do for their seventh studio album Glamour & Gloom is turn their backs on this metal by numbers approach.
For years Tenside have had a fresh, hard-edged and uncompromising sound which resonates with people. Now they have taken it to the next level regarding skill and independence.
“We don’t want to be Metalcore” is the clear statement from frontman Daniel Kuhlemann. “It is important to us to establish and hone our own sound.”
The fact is, Glamour & Gloom is modern and hard and yet it isn’t your typical metalcore album – and is far from trying to put a modern twist on the same tired tropes. Tenside have given heavy metal an upgrade and they’ve kicked it hard to send it right into the 21st century.