So I gave Marcello-Vestry a spin
My first thought was that the first song, and a few others, have a Vito Bratta vibe to the guitar,
Or even Robert Rodrigo vibe from Airless.
Shame the songs are a bit too synthy for me.
But only a bit, so I'll give it a few more tries.
Were a couple of songs that grabbed me.
Yeah, I must confess I have a lot of harsh vocals in my playlists. Namely the Secrets album from a few years back, which is one of my favourite albums in recent years. Even the last To The Rats & Wolves album, where this dude came from. I am actually a genuine fan of the post-hardcore genre, which features plenty of harsh vocals.
But yeah, even for me, in this case, it's a bit too dominated by the harsh vocals, and the clean vocal pay-off - which like I said, is very cool, is not quite cool enough... for me.
Normally I'm not a fan of harsh vocals, but EC blends the different styles so seamlessly and the production/mix is sooo on point. I can listen to their stuff all day long. The harsh vocals in this case don't put me off one bit. I think that part of it is that there's enough melodic stuff underpinning the harsh vocals and they don't stick with it for too long before switching back to the clean vocals, that it just works. The contrasts actually make both aspects better IMO.
Eonian Records still alive and getting a good signing. Nice.
I agree that it doesn't add anything to the original at all and I think anyone following this band hearing they're recording another album would be dying to hear a new song, not a cover. But yeah, definitely hungry for new material.