As Everything Unfolds – Within Each Lies The Other
This tenacious band is lighting up the scene and making waves. An act, notable for their fiery music, As Everything Unfolds has bloomed meteorically. And their music highlights pain and despair through channelled aggression, a type of rage that burns. This rage automatically connects when the music plays and the screams interweave with instrumental ferocity. The debut record Within Each Lies The Other, is mature too, a record bound in sadness.
This sadness is clear, even under the fierce instrumentals. Lyrically, we are taken into worlds crumbling and shot by darkness. A thick darkness that does not want to dissipate, a gloom that wants to cover every inch of humanity and this band’s lives. Sounds depressing, yes, but the music is alluring and magical at moments. Those technical riffs and powerful vocalisations by lead singer Charlie Rolfe certainly hold no punches, and she is a live-wire too, a perfect fit for a band ready to take on the world.
And there is something different about this band. Passion has become rare in the music industry, but As Everything Unfolds has it in droves, throughout their debut, passion, and compassion leaks into the fabric of the music, and Rolfe has so much vigour and unparalleled expression. She sings, and sings until her throat hurts; she belts out the lyrics like a madwoman, and that shows she cares.
The album develops on every track. “Take Me There” blows up with a brilliant chorus and technical trickery. Rolfe belts as usual and screams for a revolution. “Stranger In The Mirror” commands the attention. Soft at the opening period until the chorus skews the darkness. Rolfe again excels. Dark lyricism is clear. “Grayscale” powers on, riff in check, vocals astounding. The chorus offers screaming tension and clean vocals. The devil appears and saps any notion of happiness. “Hiding From Myself” is a clear winner in terms of structure and lyrical ingenuity. Screams burn through, and the chorus bubbles with intensity.
As Everything Unfolds excel on their debut release. It is a triumphant LP worthy of praise. The band hurts and cries for change in a world on its knees.