BAD OMENS – BAD OMENS
Released: Aug 19, 2016
℗ 2016 Sumerian Records
- Glass Houses
- Exit Wounds
- The Worst in Me
- Enough, Enough Now
- Broken Youth
- The Letdown
- Reprise (The Sound of the End)
- The Fountain
Contributed by Lauren Carney
It’s that time again and this time, I’m so keen to be doing this review for Bad Omens self-titled album released on August 19th. Finding new music/bands is always amazing and even more amazing when they hit the Wow factor that Bad Omens did.
This album will find that the band exceeds that heavy side to be able to incorporate everything from industrial metal to even a soundtrack style moment. Bad Omens has only been around for a couple of years but were picked up in 2015 by Sumerian Records based on the strength of the demos and outstanding songwriting. The band formed in this order Noah and Nicholas were already friends so they got their other friend Vincent on board. Which then lead them to meet Joakim. While looking for a drummer Nick sent in a video to them of his drumming which got them the last piece of this 5 band group and Bad Omens was formed.
In early 2016 saw the group unveil the single The Worst In Me. The track immediately blew up the internet, racking up over 860,000 views on YouTube in less than a month. If you don’t know this group, then you need to check them out they are one band that’s not only going to break records but also hearts I for one cannot wait to see what the future holds for such an amazingly talented bunch of young people. August 19th was the day the album hit the world and what an album it is.
The first track on the album is called Glass Houses . This song had its hooks in deep dragging me into the pit making me want more and more. The heartbeat sound of the drums played by Nick and the lifting vocals from Noah during the choruses are an incredible mix that will find its way deep inside your head.
Exit Wounds: They may be the new kids on the block but Bad Omens are here to stay and they mean business and can’t say I blame them strong vocals amazing guitars incredible drum skills. This is a band that’s going to have amazing things lined up for them.
The Worst in Me: This was a song that was written about a really unhealthy relationship but the band wanted to change it so that it would feel like it was about anything that was unhealthy. The song tells us that no matter how bad it is you just cannot let go in the end I think it is deferentially one of the highlights of the album,
Feral: The intro to this song is incredible. The electronic sound to this track show that Bad Omens have a lot to show and bring us. This is a track I’d love to see played live at a massive metal festival and I’m sure it won’t be long before they are doing just that.
Enough, Enough Now: The majestic sound of the piano at the start of this track, brings a raw emotion that shows that they can bring much more than just metal to the world of music. This is the side of Bad Omens I hope to see more of. The guitar work is absolutely incredible the vocals are more than touching and are sure to grab at people’s hearts over and over. Such a powerful song that can really make you feel everything Noah is trying to express. I could listen to this song on repeat for hours.
Malice: Nicholas and Joakim, we already know the skills this talented pair had but now it’s hard not to pay attention to their technical skill as it improves with each song. This track has some serious guitar work and drumming. With each song, Bad Omens hit the mark that’s harder and harder to ignore. This is one band that knows how to leave lasting impression on their fans.
Hedonist: Just over 2 minutes long, this track is fast loud and an in your face track.
Broken Youth: Bad Omens songwriting ability is amazing with incredible tracks like this. It’s so hard to believe that this band’s journey has only just begun.
Crawl: This track has that softer more gentle tone we have heard earlier in the album and in terms of emotions this track brings it. It is actually too difficult to describe, with the upbeat choruses, this is just a beautiful and touching song in every way possible.
The Letdown: Every part of this band fits beautifully as one. The guitars the bass drums the vocals. I want nothing more than to see these guys live right now and if I wasn’t on the other side of the world, I would do just that. If you’re lucky enough to live in the USA all I can say is what are you waiting for? They are more than worth the trip to see.
Reprise (The Sound of the End): This was a big stand out for the vocals and I’m sure it will be one the fans will really love as one of the favourites.
The Fountain: The last track on the album tugs at your heartstrings, Bad Omens have not been shy to be bold with their music and it’s something that’s very refreshing to see a band do. Bad Omens set out to do what they wanted and boy does it work.
This was an album was filled with tonnes of emotions from heavy, deep breakdowns to that soft piano and beautiful vocals. Look out world! Bad Omens is out to show the world they bring more than just ‘’heavy” music. This five piece group is here to leave a dent.