SINGLE: The Path // ARTIST: Fierce Deity
With a name like Fierce Deity (for those Zelda fans playing along at home), it's little surprise that Tassie artist Jonathon Barwick is tipping his metal-tinged cap to video game lore with his latest venture and track 'The Path' that unveiled yesterday.
A concoction of self-described "neo-retro metal", Fierce Deity is a group born from thick, blazing riffs, video game narrative, and the musical stylings of Tassie metal legends Taberah in the form of ex-Taberah frontman Jonathon Barwick leading the charge with this latest endeavour.
Marking the first of six tracks up the Fierce Deity sleeves, 'The Path' sets out to slay, with a sturdy helping of distorted guitars, dramatic beats and driving vocals that would fit right at home in a side-quest in the The Witcher (which I've always wanted to play, but my brother never lets me).
With plenty of weighty harmonies and noodling guitars, there's a clear-cut nod to the usual metal suspects lying in wait throughout 'The Path' - think Sabbath meets Maiden meets a Playstation, and you'll get the idea pretty swiftly of the Fierce Deity modus operandi. With a planned digital-only release of remaining tracks, plus an adjacent Twitch channel to take the party up a notch - this is a must for any gaming metalhead who fancies a taste of some local tunes.
FIERCE DEITY'S NEW TRACK 'THE PATH' IS OUT AND ABOUT NOW, YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT BELOW, PLUS KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR MORE TUNES TO COME IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
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BY TIANA SPETER