Despite the Wane – “Beyond That Wall”


“Beyond That Wall” is a compelling track from Rome-based act Despite the Wane. The rock-forward production builds climactically into an anthemic invigoration, especially in the final minute — where dual vocal layers converge amidst chirpy guitar tones and steady percussion. The moody, enthralling vocals of Mir Kollins engage throughout alongside Max Dury’s dynamic guitar work. An ardent rock sound results, strutting a soaring and nostalgic appeal.

“There’s no tomorrow for me anymore,” the vocals admit during the initial guitar crawl, with pit-pattering percussion building enjoyably into bursts of guitar distortion. A more submerged vocal sensation enters into a guitar line with ’80s nostalgia; “Beyond That Wall” compels throughout in its catchy guitar lines and hooky vocal rises, making for a convincing success from Despite the Wane.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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