Free music is good. Good free music is even better, and that’s exactly what you get when you grab the new EP from UK tech-metallers Red Seas Fire. Four tracks of pounding, brutal tech metal with so much awesome stuff going on that you’ll be hooked from the minute those crunching riffs batter their way into your head.

Like I said though, don’t expect just another tech metal album because Red Seas Fire are simply so much more than just another tech-metal band. Yes, there is all the stop/start, clinical tech riffery going on, but the four tracks on this EP simply feel like real songs. They’re not just heavy and techy for the sake of it – everything has its place and the end result is simply massive. Take “Blood Bank,” a song that has a huge melodic sound, or the brutal, Bring Me The Horizon feel of opener “Hourglass” at the other end of the spectrum, both examples of how brilliant and diverse Resolution can be.

However, Red Seas Fire encapsulate everything that is great about the band in eight and a half minutes when they unleash the monstrous “The Mistakes We Make,” a track that flirts with pop, batters you with the brutal, and hits the kind of epic heights that just make you want to cry they’re that massive. How this band have managed to stay unsigned for so long is, quite simply, a fucking crime!

Track Listing:

01. Hourglass
02. Blood Bank
03. The Mistakes We Make
04. Ocean Death

Run Time: 19:28
Release Date: March 9, 2015

Check out the album ‘Resolution’ here.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.