Welcome to the Institution is the new album from Lancaster five piece Promethium, there entire style omits a certain aura with their jerking riffs and smashing drums soothingly tied together by the front-mans’ vocals, however this is only part of their style as this is ably backed up by the grunting rough backing vocals, which add grit and more passion to their songs on the album.
You would think as it works so well they would use it more and it would not seem as special but luckily the band have picked their moments to express this meaning, when used it seems dramatic as if there is a change in the tide to be honest it makes you wanting it more, I am glad this is the feeling due to this method being sparsely used. The band has achieved its task of getting the listener wanting more.
In their work especially in this album certain riffs are similar to some heavily influenced blues, which adds depth to their work and their overall sound, this really helps the band gain their own style and although it is great to hear other influences, in this bands work it is great to see them make it their own.
Welcome to the Institution is a really well put together album each track leads on from each other like a long story each part plays a role from beginning, middle and end, much of this can be mirrored in the work of In Flames, the comparisons are that both bands have really strong song writing skills as well as both being quintets.
The main track for me that embodies these key attributes is ‘Nothing’ the lyrics are really powerful but the drums really excel in this piece, it would be great for this band to push on with bigger gigs as well as a good follow up album only time will tell, but the omens are looking good.