LiveWire Metal Night
ENVINITY (1st show in over 6 yrs!)
Locrian Mist, Shawn Simmons, Widdly Wah
1160 Lincoln St.
Denver, CO, 80203
This event is 18 and over
Envinity is a band that believes the key to great, emotional music is made up of just two things: a strong melody over a powerful chord pattern. Seems very simple.
Influenced by the melancholy of Depeche Mode, the power of Type O Negative and the musicianship of Dream Theater, Envinity is a band that believes the key to great, emotional music is made up of just two things: a strong melody over a powerful chord pattern. Seems very simple.
The band's first album, Sweet Painful Reality, is a dark and melancholy goth rock album, that uses the simple philosophy of strong melody over a powerful chord pattern. The record received decent acclaim, including a very kind inclusion in one magazine's "10 best albums of 2002".
Envinity followed with Empyreal Progeny, which moved into heavier, more aggressive territory than its predecessor, also incorporating elements of jazz, industrial, and scandinavian metal.
Their third album, Moira's Lake, is a complex, over-the-top concept album with an old-fashioned ghost story and a suspenseful progressive metal soundtrack.
"I'm still very proud of what we accomplished on Moira", says songwriter Niko, "but if few people can really appreciate it, what's the point?" The point, the band believes, is to communicate experiences and emotions through art, and hopefully impact people's lives for the better. Easier said than done.
On their upcoming 4th album, Envinity is returning to the core of what they believe. The styles are again different, incorporating more electronic and pop influences, but through it all one thing stays the same –– their simple core philosophy that strong melodies over powerful chord patterns can create great, emotional music.
Though the music may be comparatively complex, their inspiration is quite simple. Locrian Mist is a trio that centers their attention on expressing emotion through instruments be it in studio or on stage. The songs are an array of constant changes that create a flow as if telling a story. Locrian Mist is merely three men delving into the tragedy of life and communicating their emotions via music. Locrian Mist can create the same intense emotions as bands such as Opeth and Isis while intensifying their angst in similar ways to Origin and Emperor, yet their focus on riffs you will remember stems from influences by Iron Maiden, Tool and Dimmu Borgir. This blend of eclectic music has given birth to a band that can not only push the envelope but actually tear it into pieces.