Saturday, April 15, 2023

EP Review: Atria "New World Nightmare" (CDN Records) by Devin J. Meaney

Band: Atria
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Country: Canada
Genre: Nu metal, melodic death-thrash
EP: New World Nightmare
Format: Digital
Label: CDN Records
Release date: November 16, 2018
“New World Nightmare” by Atria! This is a 4 track EP released directly from CDN Records! I copped this one recently for five bucks and overall I am pretty happy about this. New World Nightmare is a solid little collection of music clocking in at just over 20 minutes!
This is a piece away from my normal listening choices. When I listened to the first track I had to check the credits in the booklet to make sure the vocals were not done by Corey Taylor of Slipknot as the deeper gutturals are very much in the same vein as Corey’s catalogue. When the vocals switch from gutturals to “clean” I am then reminded of bands like Three Days Grace. This might seem like a bit of a stretch—but as I said above—overall this is some pretty decent music! I will also add that there is a strong atmosphere to each track and the cover gives off similar vibes!
The production is fantastic and the instruments are done efficiently and all together this disc pairs emotion with talent in an elegant way! Although this is much different from anything else I have purchased from the label—once again CDN has made it known that they are a prime contender as an underground music label!
Lastly—if you are looking for something that is “heavy” and “pretty” at the same time—give Atria some of your time. You won’t regret it! -Devin J. Meaney

Tom Emmans: Vocals
Tim Ross: Guitar
Travis McGinnis: Guitar
Brent Westmoreland: Bass
Matt McGuire: Drums

Track list:
1. New World Nightmare
2. Someone With Me
3. Less Than Equal
4. Follow You Home

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