Hey, we got an artist returning to It Djents for another exclusive premiere! Years ago, we premiered “Seeking Solitude” by Australia-based progressive metal musician Harvs, and today, we’re very happy to premiere a brand new track of his called “Desire”. It comes from his new album Illuminate, which is due out next week on April 7!
This is quite the solid track! It’s engaging, showy and catchy, all things I appreciate within this particular sound. Harvs is a technically proficient guitarist – his fretwork flutters in the mix like a storm of butterflies. It’s a strong presence in the song. Just as good vocalists use their voice as an instrument, the best instrumental guitarists use their instruments as the voice of their arrangements. The melodies constructed here are pretty dazzling, worthy of the album’s title of Illuminate. This song also features Jakub Zytecki of DispersE, which is a great stylistic fit.
Illuminate is looking to be a treat for instrumental prog metal fans. The eight-song album’s guest list reads like a who’s who of the genre, featuring Sithu Aye, Adam Rafowitz (Arch Echo), Stephen Taranto (The Helix Nebula), and, of course, Jakub Zytecki. The previously released title track, which is available for streaming on Bandcamp, is similarly textured as “Desire”, so this shows a definite theme and tone forming for the album. I, for one, am excited to hear the rest!
Thanks to Harvs for the privilege of premiering this awesome track! Please take a minute to check out his Facebook page and, if you like what you heard, you can find Illuminate on Bandcamp and iTunes where it’s available for pre-order right now.