This Underkript article was written by Rosie Conning, a GIGsoup contributor. Lead photo by Burning Heart Photography
Are you ready for a masterclass in metal from some of Hull’s freshest young talent?
This new melodic death/thrash metal band, Underkript, are perhaps superior by integrity in the face of upcoming metal bands. Inspired by the early roots of Thrash and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal Movement, they adopted an added twist! Incorporating aspects of British Thrash and Groove Metal into their songs, it brilliantly combines our favourite classic sounds with the modern metal of today.
Their new E.P ‘Cognizance’ – formally defined as an awareness or realisation – is so aptly named for the raw emotion that it accommodates; this is talent that people need to be aware of. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Matt Lloyd, expresses his lyrics with such passion, perfecting his screamed vocals as if from a tortured soul that can really captivate a crowd with electric energy. He barely verbalises the contempt within the lyrics because his emotion is so real and infectious.
Their integrity and loyalty to metal as an outlet and an art form shows a clear aspiration and tribute to the likes of Metallica and Iron Maiden. It’s clear through their sheer dedication, that Underkript will stop at nothing to get to the top.
Yet this promising band should really be acknowledged for their pure talent as instrumentalists. As an extended range band, Underkript can really delve into the unexplored areas of musical ambiguity. Aiming to push musical boundaries, with Matt Lloyd and Kane Avery devotedly self-expressing through their eight stringed guitars, Josh Wilkinson on an equally impressive six string bass and Patrick Ralph as a truly exceptional drummer. They master a unique range of sounds that could surely strengthen their path towards that of the greats.
Underkript are already becoming vastly recognised as the talent that they are, after performing to a hypnotised crowd at Hull’s famous Humber Street Session Festival – a festival attracting around 40,000 each year.
So if you’re a true headbanger or just appreciate the art of profound musical talent then go and enjoy the new and upcoming prodigy that are surely Hull’s metal finest.