Glass Houses – Apparitions (Track Of The Day, 1st December)

Today’s Track Of The Day is from metalcore band Glass Houses. The Fargo, ND based five piece of Josh Haider, Mark Sands, Tanner Leier, Robert Whiteside, David Anderson released their debut album Wellspring last year via InVogue Records.

“Apparitions” is the first track of the album. With its distorted introduction, the vibe established is a ‘battlecry’ of the rejected. The heavy track takes a jarring stance toward those they live amongst, and the society they live within. It’s a bitter pill Glass Houses are swallowing, reflected in raw vocals, in facing harsh reality of their existence and a jaded dose of defeatedness.

“You are what you see when you close your eyes
Darkness surrounding with no place to hide”

Tension and unease is brilliantly expressed in accented points across all instruments and band members. The brash and repeated chorus lends an anthemic style of the track, which might make you assume how the track is going to go. But any assumptions makes for a delicious surprise, lending the opportunity to enjoy an unexpected shift toward the end of the track. Orchestral expansiveness with the more nasal vocals of the bassist expresses less confrontation and more vulnerability. Building by joining forces again with the entire band makes for a powerful ending, but again with elements I wasn’t expecting at all, making for a curious and refreshing listen.

You’ll have to listen for yourself to get the full experience of “Apparitions”.


Kel Burch

Creator and caretaker of Depth Mag, Kel uses her superpowers of empathy, word-weaving, and feeling everything deeply, to immerse herself in music before returning to reality to write about her experience with it. [Loved the read? Shout Kel a latte.]

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