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Static Tension Premieres "Back Inside" Lyric Video

Pulling from '90s grunge and prog metal influences, Ohio outfit Static Tension is gearing up to release the "Out Of Reach" EP via Buried By Sky Records next month.

Today we're helping to herald that release with an exclusive premiere of a lyric video for "Back Inside" - check it out below!

Singer Rob Rom commented: "Walking away from someone or something isn't always easy, but sometimes you must lock the door and throw away the key, that is the premise of 'Back Inside', being let down so many times that you would rather just go without, a little piece of poetry with a rough edge."

The band's self-described "progressive grunge" takes the sound of Alice in Chains and blends it with the more progressive leanings of bands like Tool and Kings X.

You may have noticed Static Tension's name on our site before, as the band gave an epic tale of a steaming crowd at a Rammstein concert for our weekly Pit Stories column.

The "Out of Reach" EP is coming January 6th, 2017 and will feature the following track listing:

1. PSM
2. Obstacle Of Doubt
3. Faith To Fault
4. Down From Three
5. Back Inside
6. Out Of Reach

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

My honest criticism - hopefully constructive.

The guitar tone was thin (STP-esque?) and the vocals sound like Rob could do better with a bit more practice on pitch control. I'm not talking about the embellishments or the vibrato, but specifically the sustained notes seemed flat in places and sharp in others. The Layne Staley influence is obvious, but those are some huge shoes to try to fill. Any attempt to mimic him successfully is likely to fall short.
Drums sounded ok, the hi-hat was just a bit intrusive. (maybe roll off some of the upper frequencies of the Hi-Hat mic.) The fills at the end of the bar were uneven (especially during the solo).

Compositionally, this didn't do anything to break out or sound unique.

Overall, the performance sounded sloppy. Maybe a raw mix was the intent, but the end result didn't seem to capture a tight performance. To me, it sounds like a group still finding its footing that hasn't established it's own sound yet.

No offence intended, just some observations. For the record, I liked Obstacle of Doubt and your cover of AIC's Love Hate Love was vocally on point. This song just needs a bit more polish to me.

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