The metalcore music crew from Toulon, France known as Over the Reason have released their latest LP record, “Qualms of Reality.” The record is composed of nine original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes, making for a roundly comprehensive introduction to this heavy-hitting rock group for fans of the genre not yet acquainted with their brand of sonic violence. Grating, explosive, vitriolic and as dark as ocean trenches, “Qualms of Reality” by Over the Reason is the latest evidence that France has one of the most thriving metal scenes in the world today.
Over the Reason cite as main artistic influences such popular bands as Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, All That Remains, and Avenged Sevenfold. Additionally, their official Facebook page also makes mention of Trivium, As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Azyd Azylum, The Arrs, Dagoba, Korn, and Slipknot. Fans of these can intuit what they’re getting into with the new OtR record, which fits exceedingly well between any of the above.
Speaking openly of the themes of “Qualms of Reality,” Over the Reason write: “With this album, firstly, we wanted to [raise a glass] with our listeners with the song ‘We Are,’ where it’s all about leaving our problems behind and enjoying our time together, the band and the audience.
“After that the lyrics of this album are mostly about all the difficulties and tragedies that may be encountered as a [romantically involved] couple, from nervous breakdowns and cheating (‘The Truth’) to molestation (‘It Ain’t a Game’), but also about rape and murder (‘The Danger’).
“Long story short, we wanted to denounce one of the most insidious sides of mankind.”
Over the Reason have been described as creating a positive atmosphere with a powerful, energetic and “aerial” sound. Their new LP was mastered at Homeless Records and features the new Over the Reason sound which has emerged following some lineup changes and a lengthy stint writing and recording their first independent release. The band has called their fresher, revamped set list, “a combination of the spirit and the versatility of the old songs with some new, louder and heavier influences.”
“Qualms of Reality” by Over the Reason is available online worldwide.
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