Higgs Field – Paracusia

Rating: 3.5/5
Distributor/label: Self Released
Released: 2021
Buy Album URL: https://gyro.lnk.to/TheSource?fbclid=IwAR3g8AGLEo7y1N_84dTQzdGA6Q94sbgpmbVcOrPUx9hHUolxyxGA5xHMbMc
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheSoundOfHiggsField/

Band Line Up
Higgs Field

Liam Brown: Song Writer, Guitar & Vocals
Kyle Gleed: Song Writer & Bass
Dylan Leggett: Song Writer, Vocals & Guitar
Bradley Frost: Song Writer & Drums

 

Tracklisting

01. Screaming, Fighting, Dying
02. Guilty
03. Deadhill
04. No Escape
05. The Source
06. Increasing Acceleration
07. The Mason

 

Review

Higgs Field are releasing their debut EP in the beginning of 2021. The Prog Rock/ Metal band bring a classic rock sound fused with a bit of metal. A sound to me that is almost reminiscent of the likes of Iron Maiden. ‘Paracusia’ feels new yet nostalgic.

The EP opens with what sounds like police sirens on the track ‘Screaming, Fighting, Dying’. The song feels as though it is telling a story filled with pain, yet the track doesn’t necessarily feel sad but more like a telling of the brutality that surrounds us and it acts as a way of motivation to want to be better. From this first track we get to hear the fascinating, classic rock sounding vocals that are presented by ‘Higgs Field’. I personally haven’t heard anyone sound like that in the modern metal/rock scene and I think that a lot of people would enjoy hearing that kind of sound. This band could bring something a little bit different to the nowadays music scene.

My personal favourite song on ‘Paracusia’ has to be  ‘Guilty’. Starting with a really fun guitar riff that you can’t help but bop along with. Then add the almost growly vocals with the super catchy lyrics, I think that this is a really special song that I will be listening to again and again. I could very clearly picture in my head a massive crowd screaming along and I think that made the song even more special to me.

For a first EP ‘Paracusia’ doesn’t feel like an amateur piece. It’s like listening to an artist that has been in the industry for years with a stacked discography. However is every song on this EP perfect, no, but in a way that makes it better. It feels like real, honest, true music. There were songs such as ‘Deadhill’ or ‘The Source’ that I didn’t feel as excited about as the others but they were still good songs. As a whole this EP is something I would enjoy sitting listening to but I also feel like it has the power to gain a crowds attention at a show. The songs are catchy and the singer, his voice had my full attention the whole way through.

Would I recommend this EP? Yes! I think that ‘Higgs Field’ are really bringing something special with this project. Specifically with the vocals it feels so different to other modern bands. I think especially in a time where people are grasping for a piece of nostalgia this EP fits in really well. It has the excitement of being new while also having a certain comfortable familiarity. This is definitely something I will be listenig to again and I believe that this band could have a great career ahead of them if this EP is anything to go by.

Review by Kayleigh McKenzie
Higgs Field
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