Enter The Eclectic World of 30 Year Sick
Winston-Salem Based Trio Takes Listeners on a Sonic Journey With Latest Album Storms
Come. Step into the fantastical world of Storms and prepare yourself for an experience unlike any other. Let loose of your preconceived notions and open your mind to new interpretations and encounters with 30 Year Sick.
The Winston-Salem based band recently released their latest work in the form of their first full-length album Storms. Their music is synth-driven, a magical melting pot of electronica, EDM, synth-pop, rock, and darkwave influenced by the genius of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, and the Crystal Method. But 30 Year Sick is no copycat band. In fact, they are the exact opposite, with a sound that is uniquely and innovatively their own.
Storms is the result of top-notch musicianship and stellar songwriting that speak to the raw talent of the band and their ability to think outside of the box. In fact, the hell with the box! 30 Year Sick is operating on their own plane of existence as they guide you through a galaxy of sonic sensations. Let me first introduce you to the masterminds behind Storms. The trio consists of Akmeraj Niroc on vocals and synths, Will C. Wilder on guitars, synths, drums, and programming, and Jim Goodman on bass and synths.
The new record opens with “Dwelling,” a track that draws you int with its dark, hypnotic rhythms all played against a danceable beat that is made to move you. “Locked and loaded, she’s taking aim. She’s got her finger on the trigger,” sings Niroc as you can fell the anxiety build along with the rock, punk groove of “Trigger Finger.” Things totally change up with the reflective mood of “Silver Sunlight” as the principal figure shares a fear for what the sunlight might show. In stark contrast come the driving beats of “Dance Arabia,” a song that was made for the dance floor. Throughout the album, Niroc’s vocals take many forms from the powerful voice of the title track to the dreamlike quality of “Garden.” A contagious clapping rhythm starts off “Chosen” before building to a superb vocal and great mix of different rhythmic beats and perfectly place guitar. “One More Time” features a bevy of electronic effects and cadences while the instrumental track “Halifax 13” contains some of the best guitar work on the record, absolutely searing toward the end. Distorted synths and fuzzy vocals are at the forefront on “Thread” while “Broken” is a true synth-pop fantasy, a tune that you could imagine playing in any dance club in the world. Closing things out is a remix of the title track “Storms” You Don’t Matter To Me Mix. I really love it when a band treats us to a different version of a song so we can explore the limitless possibilities of a song. The new mix is a sharp contrast to the original and just another way 30 Year Sick takes things to a different level.
If you’re looking for something a little different to listen to, I highly recommend that you check out Storms. It will have you dreaming, dancing, and experiencing music in an entirely new way.