By: Jordyn Meade-Baxter
Album – Just the Tip
Download Link – http://expainband.bandcamp.com
Release Date – June 24, 2014
Genre – Progressive Thrash Metal
The multi genre Vacouver band, Expain, has recently released their newest album called “Just the Tip”. The album I find definitely shows how their influences come together in their music and makes them really multi genre. You can hear the different kinds of music through their notes that they play in some parts, guitar scales and in many other ways.
Jazz makes in into this album through the sound of the music coming together and the underlay of the more emphasized sound, making the album sound complete. It is an odd combination to have, jazz and metal, but this band makes it work.
Their single that they had pre-released for this album is definitely one of my favourites. “Aggression Progression” has the clean underlay and keeps the album upbeat.
If you’re a metal fan, I highly suggest this album.
I’m an aspiring entertainment journalist from Fredericton, New Brunswick, and a 2017 graduate from St. Thomas University with majors in Journalism and Psychology.
Aside from psychology, my passion has always been for music and storytelling. It is my dream to be in the industry, and music journalism seems to be the perfect fit. Along with a bit of photography dabbling, I think I’m pretty well on on my way.
When I’m not working, I’m listening to music, finding new artists to love, playing Dungeons and Dragons, or playing with my cats.