07/22/2024

Absent Theory – “Running Away From Myself” [LivingRoomSociety]

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, when the world felt like a post-apocalyptic landscape, five exceptionally talented musicians from the Greater Toronto Area came together to create something extraordinary. This marked the birth of Absent Theory, a band poised to redefine the Canadian rock scene.

Each member of Absent Theory brought with them a rich history of musical endeavors, having played in numerous bands and toured extensively across North America. Their diverse backgrounds spanned a wide range of genres, from metal to alternative rock and everything in between. It was this fusion of styles and experiences that gave birth to their thrilling and innovative sound.

In Absent Theory’s sonic tapestry, you’ll find the raw power of industrial metal, the aggressive edge of nu metal, and the melodic sensibility of alternative rock. Their music is characterized by engaging and powerful melodies, underpinned by storytelling lyrics that cut straight to the heart. It’s a sound that harks back to the 2000s, invoking memories of iconic acts like Linkin Park and Breaking Benjamin while drawing inspiration from contemporaries such as Red, 10 Years, Three Days Grace, Bad Omens, Architechts, and more. There’s also a subtle nod to the alternative rock vibes of the ’90s and early 2000s, creating a sense of nostalgia that resonates with fans old and new.

The world will get its first taste of Absent Theory’s brilliance with the release of their debut single, “Break,” set to launch in February 2024. This track is just the beginning, as the band has been hard at work in the studio, crafting a collection of songs that promise to captivate audiences and cement their place in the pantheon of Canadian rock.

“Running Away From Myself”, the new single, give us a concentration of heavy rhythms, and distorted sounds. A song with a full-bodied general sound, thanks also to the details, that gives volume and grit, making listening intense and well enhanced by instruments typical of that Alternative Metal sound with the addition of further details that amplify and attack the sound, making it deep, and thus creating the right dynamic.

“Running Away From Myself”, has a sound impact of remarkable workmanship a track full of energy . A brutal sound at the same time. The band, moves on different dynamics and powerful rhythmic changes.

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