Thailand’s Adenalyne (stylized as ADNL) have come a long way since their early days in nu metal’s peak era. Establishing in 2001 with the aim of writing original music, the band would proceed to earn acclaim within Khon Kaen’s bustling independent music scene. Following the release of their debut full-length, 2005’s Wake Up Again, their style has long expanded to include influences of indie rock, art rock, experimental music, and post-hardcore. All of which would especially materialize since their fourth and latest album, 2017’s Psychopaths.
Currently, their latest single, “Black Suit Reunion,” has been gaining traction through regional publications such as UniteAsia, Headbangkok, and All About Music Thailand, since its release last week. The song plays like a return to the band’s nu metal roots, albeit fleshed out by the addition of producer Wannarit Pongprayoon. I found frontman Watcharapong Jantharath’s vocal style to work very well alongside both the intensity and melodic nature of the guitars. Its hypnotic, chorus-tinged layering brings an air of nostalgia, but also a fresh sense of unity that the band champions altogether. I look forward to seeing how the band’s newly-invigorated effort translates in a future full-length setting.