Single Review: Rise to Remain ‘This Day is Mine’ (Released Dec 19th)

From their debut studio album ‘City of Vultures’ comes the first single ‘This Day is Mine’. Rise to Remain are already making big waves in the underground heavy metal scene having been voted Best New Band at the 2010 Metal Hammer “Golden Gods Award’ and more recently with lead singer Austin Dickinson (son of Iron Maiden’s lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson) voted number 41 in Kerrang’s ‘Top 50 Greatest Rock Stars in the World’.

Rise to Remain is a five-piece band with a mixture of influences from heavy metal and punk (metalcore). Already they have performed as the opening act for Iron Maiden and appeared alongside Korn, Stone Sour and Queens of the Stone Age. Currently signed to EMI Records it is hardly surprising that they are fast becoming one of the most promising bands for the start of 2012.

The single itself is what you would expect from a top class heavy metal band - hardcore electric guitars, awe-inspiring riffs, crashing drums and dark growling vocals. The chorus is more relaxed but remains in keeping with the rest of the track. The quality of the production can’t be faulted, and there has been a lot of thought in bringing through specific instruments and backing vocals.

The band has also released a video to accompany the single, which can be viewed now on YouTube. While simple, it depicts the band’s rise to success with clips from live performances and backstage footage. It seems surprisingly modest given the backing behind them, but stays true to the underground culture in which these kinds of bands thrive.

In short, I can’t see why anybody wouldn’t appreciate this track. It deserves to do well and remains an impressive yet unpretentious single that is refreshing in today’s industry.

Tour Dates
Thurs 1st December – Southampton Guildhall
Fri 2nd December – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Sat 3rd December – Manchester Academy
Sun 4th December – London Brixton Academy
Tues 6th December – Glasgow Academy
Wed 7th December – Newcastle Academy
Thurs 8th December – Plymouth Pavillions

Review by Melissa Phillips