In what I believe is a first for the Musical Outcast what you are about to read is my first ever review of a band from South Africa.
So step forward Cape Town’s very own Set For The Sky. The quartet mix a little bit of Asking Alexandria with some Black Veil Brides and sprinkle some Set If Off on top for good measure.
The band made up of James Roberts (Vocals) Trent Quantum Richardson (Guitar) Jeandre Viljoen (Bass) and Alex B. Von Gossler (Drums) released their latest album The Machine last year and the latest single to be taken from that record is Left Behind. Frontman James Roberts explains what fans can expect;
“The new single is about a character who foresees the forceful invasion of their home by The Machine. They warn everyone to flee but in the process gets left behind themselves. The protagonist is captured and imprisoned but escapes and vows to take revenge on the force that is The Machine.”
Personally I have to say that I like the new track, I think it’s a really solid tune. It builds towards the mega chorus nicely and the vocal from Roberts is powerful enough to give it that real anthemic feel. That being said I’m really not a fan of the effect on the word ‘me’ in the second part of that chorus. I just don’t think it fits. That aside however, there really isn’t anything to dislike here. As an introduction to the band I think it works really well. As I said above it’s really good, solid stuff.