Tenements – ‘Silhouettes’ [Flare and Flame]

Released via Flare and Flame Records, ‘Silhouettes’ is the debut single from Tenements.

Classically characteristic of bands such as Coheed and Cambria or The Used, Tenements bring a Glaswegian twist to this genre.


There are moments of power chords, metal and punk, but the message is clear; these guys are not willing to be “treated like a silhouette”.

The track is a collage of musical finesse, the exposition is filled with force; it will make you want to raise your fist in the air while it drives you forward on a melodic cartwheel.

Then comes the screaming, which casts a veil of anguish over the preceding, charging melodies.

The track is familiar yet distinct, it evokes a sense of isolation and takes you all the way from despair to destruction.

Yet the melodies and the riffs are set up in an orderly fashion, with a formation that resembles a well-known pattern of this genre.

The soaring choruses give you an insight into the band’s identity and the verses tell their story.

‘Silhouettes’ is a layered infusion of metalcore and screamo, a synergistic injection into this genre on the Glasgow scene.

Words: Rachel Cunningham


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