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  • Writer's pictureSammie Starr

Album Review: Immerse 'Energy'

With two albums under their belt, Immerse continues to find light in darkness with their third new album, Energy.



During the past few years, Immerse has emerged as one of the most intriguing metalcore bands in the scene thanks to their striking riffs, intricate baroscopic detail, and beautifully confrontational percussive elements. Immerse first appeared on the scene with 2018's Suffer and would grow and mature with 2021's searing release, The Weight That Holds Me There. Showing that the band could make a more melodic, tenebrous, and punchy album, Immerse would take the energy from their sophomore release and have blossomed into a new level of intensity with their new album, Energy


"All I Know," "Everyone's To Blame," and "Static" are representations of the way music can generate intricate and beautiful soundscapes that touch us emotionally and physically. Embracing their ability to write poignant lyrics by diving into captivating instrumental, vocal, and poetic worlds, these three tracks embody the bold flavors that have matured over the past two years since their sophomore release.


Within moments, Immerse's sound is richer and more discordant with "False Culure." With its edgy, full-bodied guitars, high-octane drums, raucous vocals, and added electronic elements, Immerse conquers the first track and opens the door for more spectacular moments to unfurl throughout the album.


Energy' features a couple of tracks that stand out and add to the overall immersive experience of the album. "It's All Good" and "S.H.T." are a testament to the melodic concepts that made 'The Weight That Holds Me There' so special. Blending a variety of elements, both dulcet and fierce, in unpredictable layers that create complex and beautiful instrumental forces, Immerse continues to move the ball forward for more engaging junctures.


"It's All Good" is a track that features a slower tempo and employs a more relaxed approach to its melody. The track starts with a simple but catchy beat and gradually introduces more antagonistic and ethereal elements to build towards a more complex climax, succeeding in creating a sense of tranquility that is both soothing and heavily impactful.


"S.H.T." is a track that lends itself to more dynamic concepts. Employing a more aggressive approach to its melody, pulsating drums and intriguing alternating guitar riffs dive the track forward. Blending elements of rock, electronica, and post-hardcore genres, Immerse creates an instrumental tour de force that is fierce and impressive, creating a sense of urgency and excitement that is hard to resist. These two tracks are a great addition to the album 'Energy', and showcase the versatility and creativity that Immerse possesses.


Other moments such as "All I Know," "Everyone's To Blame," and "Static" are representations of the way music can generate intricate and beautiful soundscapes that touch us emotionally and physically. Embracing their ability to write poignant lyrics by diving into captivating instrumental, vocal, and poetic worlds, these three tracks embody the bold flavors that have matured over the past two years since their sophomore release.


Energy ends with gorgeously atmospheric numbers, "Against Me" and "Perfect." Expertly crafting each song with great attention to detail and noteworthy lyricism, Immerse has embraced the ability from start to finish to write through-provoking songs that resonate with its listeners about conquering and embracing life's challenges, something the band has always subsumed in their career. Immerse has released a third album that delivers a refined, powerful, and emotive experience that demonstrates the band's undaunted artistic vision and talent that can only get better with time.



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