Bands don’t come any fresher than Insurgent, a thrilling new prospect from the UK with their debut EP Sentient (6th August). Insurgent blend soaring vocal melodies with a crushing rhythm section, bringing to the fore a hugely exciting modern metal offering.
Finely-crafted and fully mature songwriting belies the quartet’s youth – a foursome who met in music college and who in their short time together have already toured as far afield as Ukraine. Elements of prog metal in the vein of TesseracT and The Agonist meld with stadium-filling anthems not far removed from Alter Bridge, Trivium, and Jinjer.
Insurgent deliver beyond musical excellence – the songs on offer across Sentient are all written from the perspective of a God-like figure. Through this figure the band analyse negative behaviour of humans (track one, ‘Zero Sum’) and spiritual reflection and criticism of our creator (track six ‘My Sentence Awaits’). Ultimately Insurgent look to inspire, with the overriding message of the EP being that each individual has the power to improve the world, by improving themselves.
Led by Kate Teitge’s brilliantly powerful, emotive vocals, and backed by the technical skill and intensity of Joe Rowley (guitar), Jake Brettle (bass) and Mike Tebone (drums), Insurgent are a new group ready to take your notice.
Kate Teitge – Vocals
Joe Rowley – Guitar
Jake Brette – Bass
Mike Tabone – Drums
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