Review: Red Seas Fire – Exposition/Confrontation/Resolution

Red Seas Fire originally intended on releasing one album’s worth divided into three EPs throughout one year. However, mostly due to band members changes I suppose, they ended up releasing one EP per year, throughout three years. What you’ve got is Exposition, Confrontation, and Resolution, a 3-EP, 12-track collection of about 60 minutes worth of music. I’ll begin by reviewing the latest one.

RSF make djent music but only to an extent. They don’t solely rely on riffing arrhythmia to build their songs. They put a good deal of chordal progression and melodies, kind of like how Periphery approaches it, and it’s no surprise why RSF’s Nolly joined the Riph. While certainly a loss for his former band, they seem to be doing pretty fine without him. The song creation process doesn’t seem to be affected: good riffs, good melodies, good song structures. The best at that is the almost-9 minute The Mistakes We Make, where a theme is introduced and developed in the first half before bringing everything down with an ambient section. It pushes us through a variety of atmospheres, and that’s what is the most interesting. It would be great to see them flesh out their compositions more like in that song, in the future. And the last song, Ocean Death, is an efficient and fitting ending.

The E/C/R trilogy is pretty constant given the changes the band has gone through and the time between the release of its parts. It’s a good itch-scratched for those looking for new djent, in the melodic spectrum of the genre.
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