Bongo Boy Records has introduced us to the work of rock group OBLIVEA on quite a few occasions, and today we’re taking a closer look at the group’s newest project. Comprised of Ben Kyle (vocals, guitar), James Sparks (drums), Tommy “D” (lead guitar), Last Obelisk (lyrics, vocals), and Ben Vorhees (bass), OBLIVEA has a powerful sound combining elements of pop, rock, and metal. The group has a significant amount of releases under their belt, and this year they’re adding the hard-hitting single The Crash to their discography.
Right away The Crash is full of intensity, starting with heavy guitar riffs and technical drums. The vocals from Kyle have a pop-punk element to them; bright, melodic, and a clear and cutting focal point above the layers of sound in the instrumentation. The bridge is perhaps the musical highlight of the track, the tonal shift creating an entirely different atmosphere and giving the listener a welcome dose of a different sonic texture. It’s fast paced and captivating the entire way through.
OBLIVEA has impressed us with their songwriting before, and we find those skills once again on display in this single. Despite the high-octane energy of the single from a musical perspective, we find poetic finesse in the track’s lyrics. The band takes us a dark and emotional journey through the song’s title, what is no doubt a traumatic and life-altering crash:
“Our time stolen tragedy,
Nether world’s come for their queen,
Taking my happiness away,
Our time stolen from me,
Losing control of everything,
I can hear her heartbeat fade away
At the crash”
Firey, powerful, and a full-throttle display of this band’s talents; fans of well-written modern hard rock will no doubt find a whole lot to like about The Crash. Those who enjoy OBLIVEA‘s work will find this featured single alongside a host of other talented rock artists on the upcoming Bongo Boy Records compilation album Kryp II Knight Vol. 3 as well – look for it coming soon!
BELOW: Listen to The Crash and connect with their website and social media platforms. Please support OBLIVEA by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!
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