The Rising Five: Edition #14
Welcome back EMURG-ers! It’s time for another Rising Five and I’m excited because the music that you’ll be hearing will once again speak for its self. As we head closer to my birthday, I think of all five bands in this edition as a gift to my ears. If you’re ready, I’m set, so let’s go!
1. Daybreak Embrace – Suffocate: This is actually the second time that this band from South Florida has made The Rising Five. Daybreak Embrace is going to be a mainstay on anybody’s top list with this awesome and catchy tune. I feel that their EP Tomorrow Awaits is just a small glimpse of what’s to come in the near future.
2. The Product – My Damage: We’ve featured their EP So Alive on our site and we’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on this Motor City band. Definitely worth a second listen…and a third…and perhaps a fourth…for fans of: Adelitas Way, Three Days Grace.
3. Breaking Orbit – Time Traveller: I think it’s time for Aussie Prime Minister Julia Gilliard and I to have a serious talk about these great bands coming out of her country. I may have to talk to her about doing some sort of foreign exchange. You can have LMFAO, I’ll take these guys. This Sydney band has a lean, mean progressive streak and this, the title track of their album pretty much sums up their badass music.
4. Devil Sold His Soul – A New Legacy: I’m starting to get more into what’s known as post-hardcore. This six-piece from the UK is ready to break out with their new album Empire of Light, but we’ll all have to wait until September to hear the whole thing. So far, so good. So very good.
5. Destiny Potato – Dark Side of You: And now for the greatest band name I’ve ever heard because none of the names in the band correlate to each other. Destiny Potato?!? Seriously, what’s next? Anyway, I heard this band name and I thought to myself…this can’t be good. Listened to this song and was floored. This Serbian band (who just signed to Century Media) has quite a diverse sound that could range from Periphery to Lacuna Coil to even Portishead. It’s an acquired taste, sure…but once you listen, you may feel the same way I did.
Not nearly as diverse as I normally am with these things, but I promise that the next few installments are going to blow you away, because after all, this is where music speaks volumes.