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Axiom – Metathesis [Review]

Axiom – Metathesis [Review]

Axiom are set to release debut EP ‘Metathesis’ at the end of September. The Birmingham-based instrumental rock band is made up of Josh Ainsworth on drums, Stuart Drinkwater on bass, and Zaid Crowe on guitar.

Each member likens their style to a range of musical influences, varying from jazz and funk to rock or metal; ‘Metathesis’ incorporates it all.

Electrical guitar, bass and drums blend together seamlessly and cohesively and is sheer testament to the skill required by each band member to create tracks in the rock genre that is fluid instead of bombastic or jarring.

The EP is the product of unexpected demand from a growing fan base; after opening for Toska, Monuments, I The Mighty, SÜMER and on the main stage of HRH Prog festival throughout 2018, audience members took to social media, eager for more.

And boy, did Axiom deliver.

Wales-based producer Michael Jensen Després teamed up with the band to capture the EP live in the studio over a 24-hour time period before the tracks were mixed and mastered. The results both highlight the aesthetic of the songs’ compositions while paying homage to the integrity behind each track, thanks to rehearsal recordings that Després blended into the mixes.

Immediately insurgent and forceful, each of the four tracks transport listeners to the very place where the demand for this EP came—the stage. It doesn’t matter where you’re listening from; you can feel the passion radiating from this powerful debut. Axiom thus offers a little something for everyone—new listeners will be so enchanted that they’ll need to see Axiom live, and for those who first saw them live and demanded more, their demand will be met plentifully…for now.


By Madison Obermeyer

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