Creating a heavy rock tapestry of sound as progressive as it is emotionally turbulent, and as creatively aggressive as it is melodically colourful, Milk White Throat unveil their new single Under Duress to again captivate attention. Hailing from Brighton, the quartet of Tom Bates, Guillaume Croizon, Tom Humphrey, and Brian Thomas follow up their acclaimed debut album Death of Beauty of 2014 with another song which is big, intimate, and creatively dramatic.
A gentle and melancholic caress of melody wraps ears and imagination first, within an evocative ambience which suddenly sparks into inventive and impassioned life as guitars expel a web of colourful imagination backed by thicker and more volatile rhythms. This pungent tempting relaxes as the band’s excellent vocals dance on ears with emotion and broad expression but already the surrounding scenery is getting bolder and rowdier, especially around the eruption of the fiery chorus. It continues to maintain a keener and vigorous nature from hereon in too, the increasingly emotional intensity and dramatic energy fuelling the craft and invention of songwriting and its realisation expanding and igniting.
Such the depth and textures of the song, only numerous listens reveals all the clever textures and twists involved whilst essences of band such as Tool, Karnivool, and Cynic come to mind as the track breathes its fire, but spices only helping create a fresh sound predominantly individual to Milk White Throat. Fair to say Under Duress did not send personal tastes and reactions into overload but just as the band’s last album, it had body and thoughts firmly engaged and involved in another highly pleasing and satisfying proposition from the band.
Under Duress is available now @ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/under-duress-single/id1008779090