Review: Storm The Sky – Sin Will Find You
Storm The Sky
Sin Will Find You
It’s not every day that one of Melbourne’s premier local metalcore bands makes the dark/”death” pop album of 2016, but you better believe it. Criminally underrated Aussie boys Storm The Sky have pretty much shocked everyone on Sin Will Find You, as the path they set off upon with the timid experimentation of 2015’s Permanence finally finds its destination.
The whole atmosphere of this record belongs to an urban nightmare, rendering it difficult not to empathise with from the get go. Its tracks magnify little conflicts, navigating failed connections, uncertain commitments and questions of self-worth. But it’s the honesty within these songs that makes Sin Will Find You so hard to dismiss. It stings to hear something so vulnerable, as frontman William Jarratt pleads on “Disappointed” of worthlessness, and it feels all at once like you’ve infiltrated the lock on a diary you were never supposed to read.
While already released tunes “Jaded Ghost” and “S.W.F.Y” count as conventionally the heaviest of the lot, if that’s all you’re seeking you’re shunning a bloody excellent release. Where cookie cutter core used to be you’ll now find apt electro soundscapes, pinpoint-refined production and attempts to make an offering that moves beyond the formulaic into unhinged emotive expression. Having said that, it still reserves a place for traditional instrumentals, ensuring Jarratt’s exceptionally vocalised confessions are soundtracked optimally.
All in all, Sin Will Find You is an affair that fluctuates between chaos built on beds of eclectic noise and sombre timeouts. It’s a listening experience that bares its naked vulnerabilities until it shakes you, so you come out of it feeling a little heartbroken too. As it excruciatingly tears down aspirations of control, of love surpassing all bounds, and, most importantly, of security, it quickly becomes the most meaningful output that Storm The Sky have ever produced. It’s also likely that just as fast, it’s making its way into your albums of the year list.
Pierce The Veil / Silverstein / Beartooth / Storm The Sky
Tue Aug 16th – Eatons Hill, Brisbane (AA)
Wed Aug 17th – Big Top @ Luna Park, Sydney (AA)
Thu Aug 18th – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (AA)
Sat Aug 20th – 170 Russell, Melbourne (U18)
Sun Aug 21st – 170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)
Mon Aug 22nd – 170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)
Tue Aug 23rd – Astor Theatre, Perth (AA)