New Music: Asterous – Mercenary

Asterous are a hard rock duo from Vancouver, Canada who I’ve shared before on the blog. Having run the rule over their self-titled EP earlier this year, I was excited to see they had a new one out. It’s called Mercenary.

By Graeme Smith

Feature photo by Asterous

The track is very much a continuation of the sound I loved of their EP which blends heavy metal riffs with melodic prog. Frontwoman Rummy Kandola’s vocals are as charismatic and compelling as always during this slow burner with an acid tongue, and the track’s ending is wonderfully hypnotic.

The band’s dream is to play Europe in the near future so fingers crossed they make it over to our parts. I bet they’d be great to hear live.

You can check out Mercenary below.

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