My Preserver formed back in 2010 and have been working on their debut release ever since. Last year the album was leaked which naturally was really annoying for the band but every cloud has a silver lining and it lead to an XFM New Music Award nomination. A fantastic achievement for a band who hadn’t actually released anything physically.
The band released the first official single ‘King Jesus’ earlier this year which gave the band the ammunition to kick everything off – spiralling mass anticipation around the debut full length ‘Revolutions In The Head’. The release is sure to put all the doubters to bed.
‘King Jesus’ kicks off the album and it is the perfect overview of the album which is full of energy, dance worthy riffs, killer hooks and catchy lyrics with an edge. The track appeared within Kerrang Magazine’s top 250 tracks of 2012 at number – pretty good for a band only on their debut album.
Electronically charged closer ‘Loose Change’ would not have looked out of place on a movie sound track- something like Inception or Total Recall. The synth melodies, smooth vocals and guitar hooks will leave you wanting to listen to the whole album all over again.
Each song on the album has a different edge to it and the band have drawn comparisons to Muse and Nine Inch Nails through their travels, but the mixture of rock, electro and industrial is a pleasing sensation to the ears. ‘Terrorist’ is the most obvious connection to Muse, with it’s softer, emotive vocals from Marcus Plowright before blasting into something epic sounding and deep. The beginning of ‘Green Wash’ even sounds a little like Twin Atlantic (sadly minus the Scottish accents though).
‘Revolutions In The Head’ has taken long enough to come around for the band so here’s hoping their next release doesn’t take quite as long. Until then we have eleven tracks of excitement to fill our ears with.
Reviewer: Rhian Westbury