After the excellent self-titled extended play release and several outstanding standalone singles, such as Apprentice, Mercenary, Listen, and Animus, Vancouver-based duo Asterous returns with another exceptional single that will unquestionably appeal to all the fans of darkwave sound. Eye For An Eye is a perfect continuation of their previous compositions, but it also showcases many innovations in songwriting, arranging, and producing. Perhaps Eye For An Eye carries all the fundamental elements of darkwave music, but it’s certainly not the only music genre you’ll stumble upon in this ear-appealing sonic journey. Quite the contrary, Asterous embrace some of the finest properties of complementary music genres like art rock, synth rock, and alternative. It’s nearly mindblowing how all these styles work as additional enhancements, accentuations, and decorations while the song retains primary sonic direction.
You’ll immediately notice a perfect song structure based upon profoundly complex, detailed, progressive, psychedelic, and catchy segments. Every sonic ingredient works to the advantage of this track, and there’s no way you’ll miss those synthy, generously distorted, progressive basslines perfectly paired with many exceptional keyboard melodies, harmonies, themes, leads, and other virtuosities. The duo also included many pleasant ambiances acting as another layer of calm, soothing, relaxing, nearly cathartic melodies. Of course, Asterous also incorporated some impressive rhythmic sequences based upon well-accentuated moderate beats, breaks, fills, and other percussive acrobatics that define groove and tempo. Another thing that serves as a wisely implemented addition is continuous time-signature changes, and you’ll notice how Eye For An Eye sounds a bit different after every change of tempo. Asterous also thought about the vocal arrangements a lot, and you’ll notice how flawlessly performed vocal harmonies perfectly match the sonic background. The cleverly measured amount of low, mid, and high notes give this composition even more complexity, depth, and detail. Eye For An Eye will become your go-to track whenever you need some excellent darkwave music. It’s unquestionably a fine piece of artistry you should check out as soon as possible. The single is available on all