After nearly five years of silence from a band that's had more missteps, hardships, and lineup changes than most groups experience in their entire careers, Emarosa is back to prove that they are still more than worthy contenders for the throne in an overcrowded scene.
Just give their new track, the simply titled "Mad," a spin and try not to love it.
It features the band's signatures wild style: complete with wailing guitars, harsh drums, and mind-boggingly impressive vocal work.
The song shows of the newly recruited chops of frontman, ex-Squid The Whale vocalist Bradley Walden, who is taking up the frontman reins of Johnny Craig, a notoriously tough act to follow (for reasons both good and bad). With bravado and just the right amount of scratch, Walden's voice soars as he effortlessly bellows every note. Fans reluctant to allow any voice other than the golden-piped Craig to touch Emarosa material can rest easy, the band's back catalogue, and future material, are in good hands--err, lungs.
"Mad" is the first new track from Versus, Emarosa's forthcoming record that still has yet to be given an official release date.