Roses Are Dead (RAD) is a Modern Metalcore band based in Boise, Idaho, US. Formed in 2016, the band consists of Alex Tighe, Dakotah Sakariason, Alexander Jones, Stevin Skinner, and Weston Eriksen. RAD is introducing a modern Metalcore sound influenced by Hard Rock. The band’s music is similar to Of Mice & Men, Memphis May Fire, Fit For A King, Motionless In White, The Word Alive, Our Last Night, The Color Morale, We Came As Romans, and Like Moths To Flames. On 29th May, the band released a new music video entitled “Drown.”
According to the band, the theme of the track and the music video is revolving around the struggle of the man against what the others think. There are a lot of symbols in the music video such as the chains, the high water, and the mud. There is an act of fight and conflict which is beautifully reflected in the music video through the performance of the band. While checking the lyrics, the band is making use of an ancient Greek myth related to the sirens, so the employment of the water and fighting it is significant.
Moving to the music, in fact, the track is so melodic and catchy. There is an outstanding combination between the scales of Metalcore and the distinctive sound of Heavy Metal. I liked the work between screaming and clean vocals, the clean parts are done harmoniously and emotionally. The riffs are so powerful, especially the breakdowns enrich the track and catch the ears of the listener driving him to headbang with the track.