With plenty of driving distortion on the raucous yet psychedelic guitar licks in the prelude, Keskusta’s latest single “5000” kicks off to a powerful start before the melodicism starts to break through the waves of pure high-octane Rock energy.
Keskusta’s vocals which should appease any fans of the Manic Street Preachers or U2 which create a striking contrast between the harsh gritty dark tones from the instrumentals and the ethereal mesmerism of their choral vocal echoes.
The guitar progressions become more angular throughout the track, but there’s the same amount of disconcertment and despondence which lingers between the notes.
I may have listened to my fair share of underground Alt Rock, but no one quite offers the same abrasive yet magnetically alluring sound as Keskusta. With the same artful edge of Radiohead and the ferocious rhythmic bites which you’d expect from Velvet Revolver, the Helsinki-based artist is definitely one to watch.
You can check out the official music video to Keskusta’s latest single via Vimeo.
Review by Amelia Vandergast