What would Morrissey sound like in a progressive metal band? Probably something like Sean McWeeney’s clean vocals in The Safety Fire.
The London-based band has just released thefor the track “Red ,” which is off of their upcoming album Mouth of Swords. As god-awfully hipster as they look, the concept for the video (and there really isn’t much of a concept) was born out of an equally hipster mentality. Guitarist and producer Derya ‘Dez’ Nagle had this to say about the video:
“We had so much fun recording and writing the album in vests and cut offs we thought it would be the best way to capture the energy of the song visually for all the world to see. Also we all have great legs, so it was just an excuse to show off our sexy pins.”
I’m not sure how “metal” The Safety Fire is; I mean, they’re not metal enough to be called metal and not metalcore enough to be called metalcore, so I guess the “progressive metal” tag works by default, but there’s not a whole lot of “progressive” going on if you ask me. I’m sure that a lot of people will gravitate to this song because there is something compelling about it, but it’s not my cup of tea.
Technically speaking, these guys are good musicians, but there’s not enough passion behind their playing and what I hear on “Red Hatchet” isn’t terribly original, nothing I haven’t heard from the likes of KEN mode or Architects UK. Nonetheless, you should check the track out and decide for yourself.
Rock Hard \m/