SHATTERED DESTINY – FRAGMENTS
Released 20th March 2012
Words: Gaz Martinez
Shattered Destiny’s the name, shattering destinies seem to be their game. Their new EP Fragments lends credit to this and offers us four pseudo-thrashy songs, with hints of power metal, it’s actually a decent listen through and through, singer JJ belts his larynx out and welcomes us to hell on Welcome while coming across as a Dave Mustaine/Joacim Cans hybrid (The former in lyrical delivery, the latter in lyrical content).
If Welcome demonstrates the bands ability to crunch their way through life, then Deceitful Heart is their take on the introduction anyway, changing from clean keys to blasting out some heavy power chords half way through. Oblivion is yet another approach to their method, here they really embrace their symphonic/power metal elements. Mark pounds those drums with great precision, if not too much ingenuity, the same can be said of the guitars and bass. They do the job more than adequately, but here it feels that the phrase ‘The whole is more than the sum of its parts’ really applies here. Most artists are able to count their main influences on one hand, but it is clear here that Shattered Destiny are influenced by much more than one particular style here. Each song is genuinely different to the next, but surprisingly, the band manage to make it all sound coherent, and not at all out of place. It is a very interesting listen and it leaves the listener on a musical cliffhanger. You’re left wondering just what direction will Shattered Destiny take when they go to record a full length album? The influences are plentiful, and so are the possibilities with this band.
We really liked the idea of Chasing. But we wanted to be Chasing something. Cadence is Latin for rhythm and it’s also the term used for the end of a musical phrase, so it fits well in that sense. It’s obviously also a girls name. Being the romantics that we are, it vaguely symbolises the chasing of something that you want in life, whether that be a person or anything else. We also wanted our name to be slightly different!
Which bands do you draw inspiration from musically?
Individually our influences range from metalcore to pop and all in between, including Rockabilly! Bands that inspire us at the moment are Mallory Knox, Deaf Havana, Hildamay, Don Broco, Young Guns, Devil Sold His Soul and Lower Than Atlantis
What can people expect from your live show?
It’s all about the energy! Our live shows are where people can see our raw passion spill out in all its glory. We put absolutely everything into them, all that we’ve got. And as cliché as that sounds, it’s true. We love getting the crowd involved and we get amongst as much as we can. It’s about having a good time and that’s exactly what we aim for.
What song would you recommend from your Facebook?
Our single/video ‘Accidents Will Happen’ is on our Facebook page at the moment.
Here’s the latest from Chasing Cadence..
Our brand new single ‘Young’ is being released on Sunday 10 March, along with a video to accompany it. It was recorded by Dan Lancaster (Mallory Knox, Lower Than Atlantis, Don Broco) and the video was shot by Full Circle Media. We are in the process of writing our EP which is set for release in the Summer. This will include 1 or 2 tracks with some surprise guest vocals on there which we’re really excited about.
Saturday 9 March – Blast Fest 2013 at The Intake in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (with Lecarla, You Cried Wolf and many others)
Thursday 28 March – The Square, Harlow (Headline)
Friday 29 March – The Junction, Cambridge
Click the photo above to be taken to their FB page.