Fresh off the success of Cosmic Dreams, the German metal band Reternity is back with a second rereleased single off the album “Building Better Worlds”. The radio edit, which brings it to the brink of 4 minutes, packs all the brutal energy and wailing vocals we’ve come to expect from the band.
Along with a brand-new music video to accompany the release, we get to see the band take on some high-production steampunk vibes that show off the band’s natural sci-fi flair. Pulling similar strings as Coheed and Cambria or Chevelle, there’s a natural cohesion between brutal dystopias and the shredding attitude of metal. Reternity doesn’t do as many screams, opting for clean vocals that echo through the void similarly to bands like Dream Theater, but it works fantastically with the epic storytelling they bring forward.
With each member of the band ironclad in wild outfits that harken to the vibes of Mad Max: Fury Road, it’s clear that they are ready for battle as they cling to their musical axes. With each mighty swing of a power chord or crash cymbal, the march towards impending doom is full of darkness, but in the name of building a better world, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
A songwriter by the age of 15, Karla Bonhoff has been entertaining audiences for decades. Native to Southern California, she came up in the L.A. circuit of the hippie era, where artists such as Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and so many others were continuously floating in and out of one another’s orbits. Bonoff and singer/songwriter Livingston Taylor will jointly perform at the Birchmere in Alexandria Dec. 11. Together, they will tackle new and established variations on Christmas favorites, as well as toss in their original tunes.
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