REVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN
‘The Throne‘ – the latest track from British-American rock/metal two-piece Underking – follows on from their well-received debut offerings, ‘Ghosts Of The Past‘ and ‘Amongst The Dead‘, which came out earlier this year.
With this single, the emerging collective have seemingly taken a more melodic rock approach, in comparison to the heavier metal that formed a big part of both albums, for example, the guitar riffs, basslines, and drum beats are still alluring, and delivered at a rapid pace, but the overall sonic tone seems lighter, with less grit.
However, this has to be a positive step for the duo, as the track acts as a gateway for music fans who love rock, but aren’t so keen on the metal genre, to go and check out the band’s darker-sounding work, with a real toe-tapping tune and layered, harmonic vocals that stick in your head for quite a while after the first listen.
Overall, ‘The Throne‘ sees Underking build on the solid foundations they laid down with the albums by making subtle changes to their sound, therefore, widening the catchment area of the two-piece’s fan base.