I’m going to go ahead and say it: Grind the Ocean, The Safety Fire‘s debut full-length out now on Inside Out Music/Century Media, is one of the best albums of the year. The djent-y influences are strongly complemented by some really beautiful melodies and Sean McWeeney’s almost hardcore shouts and really well done clean vocals.
In my opinion, this is some of the best technical music out there: technical where it counts, but all written for what’s best for the song. It’s no wonder they’re opening up for Protest the Hero on tour and Between the Buried and Me over in Europe: they’re that good. Their live shows bring both persona and personality onto the stage: they grip you (even in a no-moshing venue) yet you can see little slivers of their personality inside: they smile on stage.
I had the honor of interviewing Sean and Dez Nagle at their stop in Tempe. The interview is below.
You can check the pictures that we took at the show here.