Polaris are a 5 piece band from Sydney playing heavy music in a similar style as Northlane/In Hearts Wake etc and yet have quite remarkably managed to retain some originality and appeal with their delivery despite the now tired genre being full of cliché’s and tropes to avoid.
Having released a great single earlier in 2015 titled ‘Unfamiliar’, the expectations were nudged up a notch to anticipate something pretty decent from this outfit and whilst the band plugged away at the writing and recording bits a zillion other things have happened i.e. tours, other albums, that star wars trailer…you know…stuff!
So it was quite a splash when they dropped this new banger (complete with a new video) into our newsfeeds. And well…the results speak for themselves. If this is the precedent for what is to follow, 2016 is all theirs. You get some huge riffs, powerful vocals and a lot of dynamics. Listen for that huge note that just hangs in the breakdown (2:06) …oh man.. highlight moment for me! Its so dirty.
It’s described as Metal/Post-Hardcore and whilst I don’t argue that those pigeon holes are accurate, they do leave me wanting to use anything else to describe them for the fear of putting off potential new listeners who maybe (like myself) are cynical towards their chances of actually having something cool to offer.
Grab both singles from the bands unearthed page for free, go follow em on Facebook and grab a shirt from a show. You’ll want it in your wardrobe when the band blows up next year!