Seeking Tragedy | Entropy | Self released

Local Review: Seeking Tragedy – Entropy

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Seeking Tragedy

Self Released
Street: 07.02
Seeking Tragedy = Evanescence + Tool

When progressive metal pops up in conversation, the mind can linger on Seeking Tragedy. The progressive, gritty vocals of lead singer Locyln Torres have had a tremendous impact on my music palette. With the release of their first full length album, Entropy, Seeking Tragedy demonstrate their skills to fans and others who are into progressive metalcore.

The first track on the album, “Hacksaw,” starts with harsh vocals screaming the track title, which makes listeners feel the immediate aggressiveness in Torres’ vocal tone and pitch. The song proceeds into an energized riff from lead guitarist Ethan Dillingham while Nate Velasqueze plays forceful drums. This rhythmic duo balances Torres’ vocals while still making her the main focus, against the traditional tendency of instruments drowning out the vocals in progressive metal.

“Covered in Red” has to be one of my personal favorites on Entropy. Listening to Torres’ enchanting vocals in the beginning cleanses the mind—her singing embodies divine intervention. Dilligham’s guitar solo is clean and subtle, pleasing to the soul. Velasqueze stands out most on “The Host”—you can hear him drag out the rhythm and strike back aggressively. This continuous rhythm had to be some of his best drumming on the album.

“The Serenity of Hopelessness” is one of the only debatable songs on the album. Combined with the guitar and drums, the rhythm and harmony of the vocals can leave the listener scatterbrained; the chorus feels as if it is missing a sense of a harmonic rhythm. I couldn’t tell which direction the song was going in, and Torres’ rushed vocals didn’t seem to fit in with the song’s rhythm.

On Entropy, Seeking Tragedy is unique and stays true to themselves, a quality that all local bands should have. This album suited my music palette like ice cream on a chilly day. It’s amazing, productive music to some and just not suited for others. Nonetheless, Seeking Tragedy can give you an insight into the local progressive metal scene. You can check out the band on Bandcamp at Entropy is available to stream on Spotify and Apple music, as well! –Litzi Estrada