Dearist – Sonder

Rating: 3.5/5
Released: April 2018
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Dearist - Sonder
Dearist – Sonder
Band line-up:

Adam Binder – vocals/guitar
Mike Ingram – bass
Chris Tucker – guitar
Lee Jarratt – guitar
Jimmy Taylor – drums


01 Front Matter 0:58
02 Beaches 3:33
03 Fool’s Heart 3:41
04 Drowning 3:57
05 Demuto 3:57
06 Essex 1820 4:02
07 Part Of You 4:20
08 Half Light 3:14
09 Shame 3:56
10 Pentonville 4:32
11 Colours 4:00


British-hailing band Dearist have intrigued me greatly with their unique album which brings the best elements of nu-metal, grunge and pop-punk into a new era.


Initially listening to this, I heard a lot of influence from Alice In Chains, and this seems to follow throughout the album. Continuing on throughout the album there are elements of influence from a lot of different bands. To name a few: System Of A Down, Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, You Me At Six and hints of Oasis.

The band have successfully established their style and work very well together as an overall ensemble. The singer has a fairly unique voice and takes on many styles to make it his own. I particularly like the guitar. They know how to get a good melody in the riffs and they tend to play off of each other. Each song is also uniquely different from the next in terms of composition; I think it’s fair to say there would be at least a couple tracks on the album that people will enjoy even if they aren’t too keen on the others.

Stand out tracks for me are “Demuto” and “Essex 1820”. Both different from each other and from other tracks on the albums, but the composition and intros of these songs hooked me from the very first 5 seconds. Truly interesting pieces to listen to. Good use of harmonies, tempo, melodies, and lyrically these songs gripped me the most. “Essex 1820” is where you hear more of the pop-punk and nu-metal influences. It is highly reminiscent of Linkin Park and Blink-182. I see it as their union or love child, if you like.

Overall, I really enjoyed this album and I believe that everyone should give it a listen.

Review by

Courtney Solloway