TRACK REVIEW: Ruled By Raptors – Remix EP | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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As an abrasive sounding, post-hardcore band with an array of heavy emotive songs in their canon, it’s a bold step to engage a wholly different genre as a remix project. Enlisting producer Jack Byrne to reinterpret Ruled By Raptors Silent Sound EP, the first fruits have been drip-fed recently with Waves and Dance of Wolves both radically overhauled.

Their splintered incessant drumming is relatively jettisoned while vocals and guitars are repurposed over airy, synth beats and pads. What’s removed in ferocity is made up for in subtler expressions and moods: Byrne’s squelchy dancefloor beats for Cleftones and Oxy’s Moron sparse atmospherics also showcase a more accessible versions of Ruled By Raptors’ harsh sound while retaining their sentiment.

 

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