Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, is the five-piece band that took me by complete surprise. Memories in Broken Glass jumps onto the welcome mat of the metal industry’s proverbial front door and invite themselves in with confidence. What inspired this confidence? Their sure-to-be charting debut album, Enigma Infinite.
With a new singer that brings them an entirely new driving force, Memories in Broken Glass have a tone that is hard to place a finger on; Periphery meets Pierce the Veil. They mold together beautiful heavy metal screams with soaring pop-punk clean vocals in clear matrimony.
Take the first track “Search and Discover,” it begins with a rainfall-like sampling, then drenches with the downpour that is Saul Castillo’s unclean vocals. While this song leans more on the heavy side, cleverly weaved through the fine breaks are crisp clean vocals which provide a brief break from the swells of the rainstorm.
“As The Tables Turn” showcases their guitar mastery. With complicated hooks, riffs, and turns, it’s a wonder either Mark Martinez or Justin Garcia have any fingers left to work their guitars. My favorite, and their recent single “The Constant,” spins out a perfect harmony of all the things I love most about Memories in Broken Glass. Sal’s hard hitting screams with his equally pleasant clean vocals are matched in perfect synchrony to George Garcia’s timely drums and the heart wrenching pull of the guitars. Be still my heart, I have found my musical soulmate.
Look for more surprises in this band’s debut album Enigma Infinite, out this Friday January 13th. I’m so smitten with it I don’t want to spoil the surprise for you.
Find the pre-order HERE
And don’t forget to check out the song that sold me instantly. Oh look, there’s even a video I conveniently left for you: