‘Light at the End’, the upcoming album release from Copenhagen-based band Scandic Tribe is certain to bring a highly-addictive series of rock-infusions for music fans around the globe. Since the band’s inception in 2015, they have crafted an original sound that is deeply-rooted in their Nordic culture and genuine passion for music. ‘Light at the End’ will undoubtedly be an exhilarating listening experience for the sweeping crowd of music lovers currently spanning the music space.
While ‘Light at the End’ is scheduled for its official release on March 6th, 2018. We are here for the sounds of Scandic Tribe and the girls at G&S are pleased to give you a sneak preview into what you can expect from this spectacular Scandinavian band.
Envisioning the Light
First, Scandic Tribe’s ‘Light at the End’ will consist of 11 tracks total. You can expect that this expansive selection of tracks will provide an excellent opportunity for the band to demonstrate their vast artistic range in terms of their musicianship and prowess as performers. If you are looking for a nice robust album that will provide non-stop entertainment, ‘Light at the End’ will deliver. While music lovers ‘round the world will have to wait just a few more weeks to get the full Scandic Tribe experience, we will attempt to dissect the tracks, peeling out some distinct layers to explain why ‘Light at the End’ is a must-have album for your collection in 2018.
Scandic Tribe opens ‘Light at the End’ with a moving 2 minute introduction which happens to wrapped up in slow churning guitar chords. Between the dreamy melodies played on the intro, an inspiring message is spoken over the track. Phrases such as “Surround yourself with only positive people”, “don’t let anyone bring you down”, “lead the way” and “positivity is the key” are offered as the precursor of what is to come.
Following the introduction is a grimy guitar-driven rock song titled “Dusty Sunrise”. Scandic Tribe delivers a sleepless production with intense instrumentals and gripping vocals. Pounding percussion rocks out on this invigorating song which warms the soul. Commanding electric guitar riffs scream as the band performs infectious vocal harmonies. “Dusty Sunrise” is a soul-stirring song that never releases you from an organic high.
The next cut on ‘Light at the End’ is “Only Time Will Heal”, a rising wave of epic sounds and classic rock nuances. While singing a remarkable tune, the band draws fans in with an addicting flurry of powerful instrumentals to include magnetic guitar performances and possessing melodies. There is something very theatrical about “Only Time Will Heal”. The dynamic song would make a wonderful soundtrack for a coming of age film or reawakening of some sort.
‘Heaven’, the next song on ‘Light at the End’ takes a different approach compared to the previous two performances. The song teases with a relaxed introduction before it morphs into another stunning display. Through awe-inspiring chords and surging vocals, ‘Heaven’ slowly rises and crests into a soul-inspiring showcase of contrasting waves. Gritty instrumentation is intertwined within dark percussion and bass while the band’s notable Nordic melodies can be heard half-way through, giving a nostalgic vibe from an earlier time period. After Scandic Tribe’s performance of ‘Heaven’, what remains are chills all up and down the spine.
A song with a distinct rebellious attitude is ‘Revolution of Confusion’, which opens up with another dirty guitar riff, deep drum sequence and the familiar sounding “do you see what I see, do you feel what I feel”. As Scandic Tribe asks listeners to join the revolution as they deliver a sound reminiscent to those of Black Sabbath. ‘Revolution of Confusion’ is a memorable performance with a recognizable metal essence and the innate genius to reach a wide audience.
“Life is Good” is an emotional performance with a slower tempo. The song kindles the spirit with powerful instrumental melodies and inspiring songwriting. The lyrics of the song offer a hopeful perspective while the smooth sounds captivate. Scandic Tribe offers a marvelous contrast between each song, showcasing a boundless range of diversity and a myriad of musical influences.
The title track “Light At The End” is a legendary song that is heartwarming but somber. The lively instrumentation on the song contrasts with the poignant lyrics within the songwriting. With all elements blended together, “Light At The End” presents an extraordinary performance that lingers on after the song concludes.
The instrumental “Angel” is an aesthetic performance and ideal follow up to “Light at the End”. “Angel” communicates through music, a myriad of emotions while holding the listeners attention firmly. The instrumental is very raw and acoustic however it performs like a prism, casting a wide spectrum of textures and luminescent layers.
“Angel” leads into the “My Sweet Baby Valentine” which is a song that delivers a completely different vibe than the earlier performances on the album. “My Sweet Baby Valentine” is another heartwarming performance however it does convey a rather somber tune. The album truly contains some intricate story-telling rather than just some repetitive lines thus igniting the listener’s curiosity about the sources of inspiration for each of the songs.
The subtle vibes continue on “Heroes”, an iconic performance that pays homage to the brave. “Heroes” is a multifaceted song that includes a rainbow of colorful riffs that vary in tempo and pitch. The song has a catchy and emotive chorus that casts a bright light on the overall message delivered. Whereas “Light At The End” and “My Sweet Baby Valentine” embody retroactive nuances circa 90s rock and alternative, “Heroes” goes even further back with a folksy feel yet the song is fascinatingly modern.
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‘Light at the End’ concludes with “Sad Time II”, a suave rock-fusion with folk influences and country elements. Scandic Tribe brings their overarching message of light and love home on “Sad Time II”. Though there are dark moments that happen on this track as accentuated by the slow-moving instrumental performance, rays of light can be experienced through the chorus which offers a brighter perspective. As the band sings, “let the good times roll, let the sad times go” listeners are left with feelings of hope and optimism.
Scandic Tribe, with ‘Light at the End’ has introduces music fans to an exceptional body of work which is as imaginative as it is inspiring. While the album ventures down some incredibly gloomy paths, they are overcome by luminescent moments. Scandic Tribe provokes a range of emotions that sway effortlessly from riveting highs to melancholy lows, each perfectly articulated through music.
Fans who have the opportunity to experience ‘Light at the End’ upon its release should expect a earnest performance that reaches deep into the pit of one’s soul. Through intricate storytelling and fervent musicianship, fans will experience a stunning sonic display. The combination of sound and songwriting on the album suggest that there is a great force at work and Scandic Tribe has been crowned the vessel by which to carry it forward. Ultimately, the band provides a relevant story for audiences to behold. On ‘Light at the End’, rock is abundant and the chronicles of life infinite. This is an album that will essentially set you free.
‘Light at the End’ is a timely showcase that is fit for all audiences without regard to geographic location or musical preference. While the band makes no mistake to include elements that are near and dear to the core of their sounds and exquisite heritage, it is a plight that is to be respected and appreciated by all. With March 6th, 2018 is just a few weeks away and fans are eagerly waiting for the debut release. Our suggestion is to get ready because Scandic Tribe is poised to take listeners on a highly-emotional, metaphorical roller-coaster that will either leave you laughing for crying but either way is certain to spark the flames of change.
Behind the Music
Originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, Scandic Tribe was formed in 2015. The Scandinavian-based rock band represents the collaboration between Morten G.P. and Thomas Økland, two friends with a strong inclination towards music.
Scandic Tribe joined forces with internationally recognized producer Roy Z (Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Judas Priest) and mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Meat Loaf) for their upcoming debut release. The band is known for delivering a unique style which encompasses a fusion of influences to include: rock, folk, hard rock and heavy metal. Scandic Tribe’s sound has been described as on that is, “guitar-driven rock sound, with catchy melodies and memorable hooks, is inspired by classic rock mixed with a modern touch and hint of Nordic flair” (scandictribe.com).
The band’s upcoming album release ‘Light at the End’ is scheduled to debut on March 6th, 2018. ‘Light at the End’ will feature 11 tracks total which shed light on the band’s unique sound. While music fans eagerly await the release of the album, Scandic Tribe is focused on “promoting positivity and approaching music with an open mind” (scandictribe.com). The band is very proud of their heritage, which is largely a part of their distinct sound. Learn more about Scandic Tribe by visiting the links below.