ARTIST: INTROVERT

TITLE: MENDING BREAKING

LABEL: UNFD

RATING: 8/10

WORDS: KARLEY MYALL

Hailing from Australia, four-piece alternative rock band Introvert have released their six-track EP ‘Mending Breaking’. Forming in 2015, they’ve been nothing but consistent and that has shown how much their sound has progressed and grown throughout the five years.

Starting off with ‘Find A Way’ a perfect track to start with, it shows what they’re all about and starts the album off with a bang. It sounds very similar to The Pretender by the Foo Fighters, having that same up-beat energy and the deep raucous vocals as well as the electrifying instrumentals. It has just the right amount of heaviness for those who prefer it being slightly more mellow, the use of chanting that illuminates the background is so powerful and gives it this hard-hitting feeling as the lyrics are chanted back and forth.

“Introvert are not afraid to get to the point with their poignant lyrics, which surround the topics of mental health and self-doubt, they’re not afraid to shine a light on what really matters”

‘Dreamers’ lyrical approach is powerful, an intense tone of voice as the eerie melody begins to come through in the back. This one has a bit more of an up-beat tempo and the pace is a lot faster than the other tracks, it’s a bit more energetic. Later on, they lead you into this uplifting chorus as they embrace a more higher vocal range, it’s a lot more toned down then the others.

Introvert are not afraid to get to the point with their poignant lyrics, which surround the topics of mental health and self-doubt, they’re not afraid to shine a light on what really matters, sharing that connection with their audience as they relate to them.

‘Mending Breaking’ emphasises exactly that. In every second you can hear the roar emotion behind the vocals, the mixture of diverse sound from heavy to mellow, when the chorus hits ‘’I’m struggling with everything, I always let myself down with this self-doubt’’ is definitely a lyric that stands out, bringing a voice and meaning to that topic that we’re all to afraid to speak up about being mental health. The biggest highlight of the record by far.

“a band that delivers in an impressive way”

‘All I Know’ ends the collection on a high note, the vocals really take the wheel in this one, showing off the wide variety of vocal ranges, from the soft low-pitched sound that is heard through out to a more guttural shriek that stands out as the guitars and drums are lowered.

Introvert is a band that delivers in an impressive way, they have this contagious energy with their music. Music is such a powerful form of art, it’s one that can speak truly about specific topics that arise often with how people feel and it’s done in such a sincere and relevant way which is exactly what Introvert do best.

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