Taken from last year’s All Things Known And Buried album, UK metal mash-up maestros Left For Red’s “Utopia” is receiving a single release on March 26th 2016.
Throwing thrash, groove metal and an element of metalcore into the mix, “Utopia” is an impressive statement of intent from a band ever-growing in stature. Opening with a cataclysmic high-speed rhythmic assault, Left For Red’s penchant for fearsome melody is apparent when LC’s unique vocals come crashing in. While his screams are the more effective device, there’s a curiously alluring edge to his high-end wails – interspersed with a more gruff delivery – that makes the melodic moments of “Utopia” particularly epic in fervour.
As adept at heads down thrashing as they are at conjuring uplifting choruses, Left For Red strike a clever balancing act between rousing rhetoric and bruising bellicosity. The result is a relatively short slab of high impact melodic thrash; brash, bold and brimming with confidence and a savvy choice for single release. 8/10
Left For Red are celebrating the release of “Utopia” with a UK tour that kicks off with a special launch show at the 02 Academy in Birmingham.
26th March – 02 Academy, Birmingham (Single release show)
27th March – The Prince Of Wales, Kettering (An Easter Weekend Of Rock)
22nd April – The Intake, Mansfield
29th April – The Roadhouse, Birmingham
30th April – The Brickmakers, Norwich (Thrashersaurus)
1st May – SOTS All Dayer, Telford (Supporting Diamond Head)
14th May – Snooty Fox, Wakefield (Supporting Ballsdeep)
28th May – Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove (Breaking Bands Festival)
29th May – The White Hart, Pontypool (Bulletfest)
4th June – The Rainbow, Birmingham (Remembrance Festival)
17th June – The Iron Road, Evesham
18th June – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
19th June – The Alma Inn, Bolton
12th November – The Athletic Club, Kettering (Supporting Onslaught)