Deadlight Holiday is a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based industrial rock band. Debuting with the album Path of Desolation in 2018, they would solidify their national stature early on, opening for such big-name acts as The Birthday Massacre, Psyclon Nine, September Mourning, and Combichrist. The very next year, they would receive endorsements from Seymour Duncan Guitar Pickups, Haunted Labs, and GHS Strings, as well as secure a featured guest spot at the Summer NAMM show.
These days, the band sticks to an output of singles, the latest being “Daybreak,” released earlier this month. Instantly, the song’s main riff hooks the listeners in, utilizing chunky distortion on the surface and a haunting internal lead melody. The drums, jagged as they are bluntly hard-hitting, work to bolster the intensity of this involvement while also providing it a danceable groove. A definite highlight of the song is its vocals, initially sung in a kind of whisper during the verses, but then unleashed with an especially melodic asset, harkening back to the days of late 90s/early 2000s nu-metal. While the song continues to gain traction, it is a solid representation of the band’s sound thus far.
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