With Thernic’s latest track “Madness” the poignant melancholy hits you with the first notes of the guitar in the prelude, by the end of the first verse, don’t be surprised if you feel your eyes start to sting.
The visceral pain contained within Madness stands as a testament to the talent of the London-based Alt-Rock 4-piece pensive powerhouse. If you could imagine if Courtney Love and Hole’s music was more melodious, softer, harmonic and Bluesy, you’d get a fair enough idea of what Thernic offers with their latest single. There’s also a fair amount of reminiscences between Thernic’s aural style and that of Angel Olsen. Madness unravels with plenty of bite along with mesmeric guitar riffs which may just leave your jaw a little loose.
The guitar-driven extended track is undoubtedly one of the most powerful tracks I’ve heard from an Alt-Rock artist this year. While many artists utilise morose melodies in their tracks, very few sting in the same way as madness which contains plenty of emotive potency.
You can check out Thernic’s latest singe Madness for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast