Befell is a new Pennsylvania-based band, who seamlessly intertwines aggression with melody. They are releasing their debut EP “Solitude” in May and in advance, are offering their single “Ticks” to the world.
For those who have heard Befell’s demo “Uproot”, what comes next is a big step up, they have refined and matured their songwriting, made darker melodies and heavier heavy parts, and made the songs better overall while sculpting their own sound. Befell explain the record and the single in their own words:
“Despite the overall dark melodies that sound almost in the black metal area in some parts, but overall the aggression and buildups to explosive parts make it a fun listen and it’ll hopefully give off the feeling of people wanting to hear these songs live. The singles are meant to show exactly what we’re all about. The track “Smoke Signals” demonstrates the blend of atmosphere, melody, and aggression while EP opener “Ticks” mostly leans towards the aggression and buildup to the riffs.”
The single “Ticks” is a cacophony of explosive movements, and the best way to open the EP as well. It kicks down the door right away and says “Hey, we’re here and we mean business, let’s have some fun!” This song is just a force to be reckoned with, the intensity is nonstop, but the use of dynamics allows little breathers only to build up to a bigger and heavier riff. This is one built for the mosh pit.
Befell is a brand new band, working hard to get their music out to ears around the world. Bruce Boring (vocals/guitars), Mitchell Caprio (guitars), and Jace Ebersole (drums) come together in the midst of the pandemic and managed to write almost ten songs remotely and put together both a demo and the EP this year. They have a modern thrash sound, but incorporate many different elements such as metalcore and vocal layering and adding synth and effect layers to boost some parts.
Befell is recommended for fans of Trivium, Killswitch Engage, and As I Lay Dying,
“Ticks” is out as of April 15, 2021 and can be heard at the following links:
“Solitude”, the four-track introduction to Befell is out on May 20, 2021.
EP pre-order – befell.bandcamp.com
1. Ticks (4:48)
2. Endless Cycle (4:59)
3. Innocent Victims (4:58)
4. Smoke Signals (4:51)
Album Length: 19:38
Hailing from several cities across Pennsylvania, Befell is composed of Bruce Boring (Guitar, Vocals), Mitchell Caprio (guitar), and Jace Ebersole (Drums). Lovers of killer riffs and melodies, they combine thrashy and quick riffs with layered choruses that will get any crowd singing along. If modern thrash needed any revival of the savage riffage and grooviness it once had, this is the band that will do it. They have no problem stepping outside traditional boundaries and structures while making the listener have a feeling of familiarity and comfort and have all the potential to bring in a new wave of metal with sheer ferocity.