Ronon's Reviews is a small independent music website where we, only four of us active at the moment, cover talented up and coming artists and bands (not to mention all the work the behind the scenes!), and while we'd absolutely LOVE to review and/or interview each one that we get excited about, we have a difficult time squeezing everybody in... Enter this new column!
We might not have the time to do a full blown piece on everybody, but we sure can share with you, once a month, the 10 musicians we find worthy of being noticed by the whole wide world!
The end of an era, marks the beginning of a new one with Species.
Ever since Crossfaith announced their Species EP back in April, I've been crawling the walls in anticipation. The Japanese five piece have never released anything short of amazing, and I could feel that this brief record would follow suit. Also I was more than a little curious of the band's attempt to broaden their horizons, since lead singer Kenta Koie had confirmed that Species was going in a new direction musically.
A modern day classic cover.
Today's cover is a relatively new one, having only been played for the first time February 14th 2019, on the Australian alternative radio station triple j's segment Like A Version, where many future covers will come from. But today we're shining the spotlight on the powerful 'Bulls on Parade' by Denzel Curry.
I had an inkling that Crossfaith would drop something this year, and it turns out I was right. The Japanese Electronicore group won't be releasing an album though, but rather an EP titled Species on the 22nd of May, hence the singles 'Endorphin' back in Feb and 'Digital Parasite' on Thursday.
Finally we get to the reason why I started this series.
To me, this is one of, if not the greatest cover of all time and the main reason I started this whole series. It's the song I use to convince people that covers can be amazing, and it's also the tune I play to Hip Hop fans to show them Metal and Metalcore. May I please introduce, Sharks In Your Mouth's version of Eminem's 'Lose Yourself'.