Defy The Tide released their third EP, titled Soteria, on April 7, 2017. This melodic heavy metal band was formed in 2014 with band members hailing from Pittsburgh and the surrounding Ohio Valley area.
If you’re a fan of bands like Evanescence and Stone Sour, you’ll want to check out Defy The Tide. While this EP is only four songs long (or short, depending on how much you enjoy it – which I did), you’ll recognize the band’s talent from the opening track, “Traced In Flames”. Carly Rose shows off her vocal range and is supported by electrifying guitar and bass riffs, and layered over steadily banging drums. “Catalyst” greets you with harder drums booming, and even more fancy guitar and bass work – the band truly shows off their instrumental talents in this track. “Primrose Path” commences with slow riffs and softer vocals, complimented by some heavier drums added into the mix.
Defy The Tide is a band that contains five highly talented individuals who come together to create a sound that is beautifully metal, while maintaining a softness that will appeal to those that like the lighter side of the genre. Soteria will please both hard and soft metal lovers – from the beautifully feminine sounds produced by Carly Rose, to the bass and guitar expertise, to the drumwork. If you’re looking for a band to check out, give Defy The Tide a try and purchase Soteria. You will definitely appreciate the skill that went into this album, so sit back, relax, and enjoy.
  1. Traced In Flames
  2. Catalyst
  3. Primrose Path
  4. A Spectre In Silence
Carly Rose – Vocals
Jesse Scott – Guitar
Matthew Friede – Guitar
Greg Fristick – Bass
Luke Tenley – Drums
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Written by Har-Lena Quinn for Bloodrock Media on May 8, 2017
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