Review: Seventh Seal- Crown

Baltimore locals Seventh Seal are getting ready to release their highly anticipated EP Crown. While the guys have taken a step in a slightly different direction on Crown, it has worked out tremendously in their favor. The band has already released a music video for the track “Half Life” which is one of my favorites off of this 5 song EP. There are so many different elements to the song musically including an intense guitar solo. The vocals are extremely strong and although the lyrics seem a bit dark but it works perfectly for the song. “Winter” is another solid track off of Crown. It slows things down a little bit but it is an extremely powerful song with lyrics that really pull out the feelings and emotions of the listener. The vocals of Josh Clark on that track are just remarkable. Lastly, the title track “Crown” surprised me. While it starts off a bit on the calm side, it speeds up and hits hard and is exactly what you want to hear from a title track on any album. Seventh Seal has put out an EP that makes me wish it was a full length album. Even though they are not new to the music game, Crown is definitely a good direction for them to go in from here on out. They are pulling the feeling and emotion from the world around them and putting it into their music which makes listening to these songs relatable and extremely enjoyable.Crown will be available February 17th, I highly recommend picking up a copy. -Tera Ford