Guildford metal-core lunatics Sunfall have just dropped their new single and video ‘Harakiri’.
Founded by guitarist Oliver Welzen-James in 2018, Sunfall is also, Sam Worsfold on vocals, James Titcomb on bass and Ryan Wood on drums.
Inspired by bands like Architects and Thy Art Is Murder, the foursome released their first menacing E.P ‘Serenity’ in 2019 and the record did serve the band very well, acquiring positive results from the scene and increasing their followers.
As the track opened it was immediately obvious there was a thrash vibe, the guitars are accelerating at 1000mph at your skull, meeting the hard slaps coming from the drums.
You can really determine a band on their vocalist and in all honesty, Sam Worsfold is on the money, he has diversity in addition to some incredible ranges.
Noticeably halfway into the record and you are heaved into a different direction, luring you to a satisfying expected riff, its uncompromising, hard-hitting and the technical side is touched upon, maintaining the attention of the listener before fading out, which disappointed me on a small scale, personally I dislike them.
When listening to their new single ‘Harakiri’ it became abundantly clear that Sunfall have advanced their sound somewhat by adding some technical elements. It ticks the box for sure.
Sunfall have offered a fresh inventive take on metalcore and they have already shared stages with huge bands like Monuments, Hacktivist and Distant. They have awesome technical and thrash guitar work, a clear sounding production, as well as the industry’s support, the band have predominantly captured my attention too. I’m looking forward to seeing what they can bring live when I catch them at a show in the future.
Review by Tammy Lomax for MPM