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