On February 21st, Australian metal band Polaris released their landmark album entitled “The Death of Me”. This album is a poignant tale on how we can strip away our old selves and be born anew.
Polaris is composed of Jamie Hails on vocals, Rick Schneider on guitars, Jake Steinhauser on bass, Ryan Siew on guitars and Daniel Furnari on drums. With this release, they stretched the boundaries of what they have previously learned and that enabled them to be taken to new heights.
The album starts with the song “Pray For Rain”. The harmonic tones of the guitars, the ambiance and the screams of Jamie lays out the canvas for this masterpiece of an album. I love how this song patiently builds like you’re reaching the summit of a rollercoaster. Then, the tempo picks up and Polaris takes you on an exhilarating ride. The song is also a harrowing tale on how our energy can be depleted if we surround ourselves in a toxic environment.
“Hypermania” seems to be a nod to the legends in Every Time I Die with the tone of the guitars and the Southern metal feel of the song. “Masochist” allows the listen to peel away yet another layer of the dynamic sound of Polaris as it seems to be a nod to the 2000’s screamo scene, but Polaris puts their own twist to it.
The songs grip at your chest, the energy of the band is impeccable, and Polaris has created what could be the Album Of The Year with “The Death of Me”. This album is as relentless as a maniac that went off the deep end. Madness To Creation rates this album a 9 out of 10 stars. Check out the track listing below:
- Pray For Rain
- Creatures of Habit
- Above My Head
- Martyr (Waves)
- All of This is Fleeting
- The Descent
Check out the music video for “Landmine” below:
As of now, Polaris still has “The Death of Me” United Kingdom/European tour planned with special guests Alphawolf, Currents and Varials. Check out the gig dates below:
Fri. 5/1- Schlachthof in Wiesbaden, Germany
Sat. 5/2- De Klinker Club in Aarschot, Belgium
Sun. 5/3- The Fleece in Bristol, United Kingdom
Mon. 5/4- O2 Academy in Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tue. 5/5- The Garage in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Wed. 5/6- O2 Academy in Islington, United Kingdom
Fri. 5/8- Essigfabrik in Cologne, Germany
Sat. 5/9- Klub pod Minoga in Poznan, Poland
Sun. 5/10- Conne Island in Leipzig-Connewitz, Germany
Mon. 5/11- Knust in Hamburg, Germany
Tue. 5/12- Kulturzentrum Faust in Hanover, Germany
Wed. 5/13- SO36 in Berlin, Germany
Thu. 5/14- Der Hirsch in Nuremberg, Germany
Fri. 5/15- FLEX in Vienna, Austria
Sat. 5/16- Backstage in Munchen, Germany
Tue. 5/19- KIFF in Aarau, Switzerland
Wed. 5/20- Petit Bain in Paris, France
Thu. 5/21- Poppodium 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands
For tickets and further information on any of the gigs listed above, click here.
Fans can find Polaris at the following locations: