RISE OF MERCURY

(FRANCE)

RISE OF MERCURY

(2022)
LABEL:

AUTOPRODUCTION

GENRE:

ALTERNATIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Concept-album, Intimist, Low vocals, Melancholic
"Newcomer in the Rock galaxy, Rise Of Mercury makes a good takeoff for its first flight."
ADRIANSTORK (07.11.2022)  
3/5
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Rise Of Mercury is a newcomer in the Rock galaxy. Formed in 2020, the band, concentrated around a guitar-bass-drums trio, releases its first album of the same name.

'Luminary' sets the scene as a starting point, describing the dawn of a birth with a keyboard playing that reminds of an alarm clock. This opening cleverly places the different pieces of the puzzle with a formula that is found throughout the album: haunting and melancholic vocals, atmospheric/ambient rock atmosphere and ever-changing guitar tension.

Rise Of Mercury succeeds in dosing the hot and the cold thus proposing a desolate and tense atmosphere. The explosion is sometimes deferred, 'Earth' brings an atmospheric winter breath, the tension expressed by the guitar becomes more discreet, supplanted by a haunting and heady melody. 'Fragments' witnesses this struggle between the two climates, the band choosing an acoustic guitar to settle the conflict. However, we can regret that some tracks ('The Hourglass', 'Rebirth') obey a little too closely to this formula. Some instrumentals allow to breathe a little, but their brevity is somewhat prohibitive, these pieces would have deserved a better development (especially 'Alta Alatis Patent').

However, eclecticism seems to characterize this young band. Despite some expected tics, Rise of Mercury is able to surprise its audience. With its rhythm breaks, 'Nebula' flirts sensually with progressive rock, 'Artemis Superstar' almost makes us want to clap our hands. The biggest surprise, however, is 'Bad Robot', which lets a grunge spirit spreads with great glee.

From its first solo exploration, 'Rise Of Mercury' gets off to a good start. The listener is guided in a hectic sound universe but which knows how to reserve him some surprises. Without any doubt, this young group is promised to a beautiful future under our skies.
- Official website
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HORTE, BRIAN ENO, OBSOLEM, EDENH, ESOTERICA

TRACK LISTING:
01. Luminary
02. Here comes the day
03. Earth
04. Somos
05. Rebirth
06. Alta alatis patent
07. Artemis superstar
08. Nebula
09. The message
10. The hourglass
11. The beginning of everything
12. Bad robot
13. Fragments

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