The Skinny: Just days after the release of their new video for “Amend,” The Overseer bring another hard rock reckoning in the form of “Vulture” – the third preview track from their upcoming debut, We Search, We Dig – streaming now online. “Vulture” finds the Arkansas outfit firing on all cylinders with all the the traits for which they’ll soon be known on full display – pummeling riffage seamlessly giving way to expansive melody anchored by a knack for knowing when to let the song breathe and when to reach back and smack the listener in the face.
“‘Vulture’ was the last song that we wrote for the album,” says bassist Bradley Riggs. “We actually wrote it in the studio and it turned out great, with a hard-hitting intro and a bridge that was unlike anything we’d done before. It has a heavy DEFTONES sort of feel to it and I think listeners will hear the versatility of our influences and writing style.”
Recorded earlier this year at Atlanta’s Glow In The Dark studios, We Search, We Dig is a huge, dynamic debut that calls to mind artists like Underoath, Thrice and Cave In though with a clear, distinct voice that never emulates those artists directly. With this release, The Overseer delivers hard-hitting, uncompromising hard rock that belies the members’ young age. This isn’t “cash in on the latest trend” music, it’s “sweat and tears” hard rock, with a little blood thrown in for good measure.