Metal band of Gothenburg, Sweden, Despite have released the much anticipated album, Synergi, July 2016 via Eclipse Records and have also released a video for their second single off that album, ‘Awakening’. Since it’s release, Despite’s new album, Synergi, has received nothing but praise from media publications, radio stations, and metal fans from around the world helping to propel the band to the top of the metal charts.
Despite released their first single ‘As You Bleed’, off of Synergi last year and received an abundance of positive feedback from many different media outlets. Since then, the album has topped at #3 for thirteen weeks straight on Devil’s Dozen, a weekly countdown show hosted by Jose Mangin on SiriusXM Liquid Metal. The video release for ‘Awakening’ does not fall short from anything but spectacular with some great footage of the band in a gloomy rock quarry setting which fits perfectly with the feel and intensity of Despite’s music. The song structure of ‘Awakening’ seems to cover all the styles of their playing moving effortlessly from pounding double bass and scream vocals, to a melodic singing part that opens up in rhythm, and then back to a rhythmic breakdown that has some unique guitar effects. Their ability to form unique song structures really help to distinguish their sound.