Firstborne came out swinging with their hard hitting self titled EP earlier this year – showcasing a riff driven, rock inspired sound that was an unexpected but superbly well done artistic shift for a veritable supergroup of metal legends. The bands members need very little introduction, Chris Adler (drums, ex-Lamb of God), James LoMenzo (bass, ex-Megadeth), Girish Pradhan (vocals, Girish and The Chronicles) and shadowy solo guitarist and “soft shred” pioneer Myrone all stand on their own as musical forces to be reckoned with. Together, they are carving out a collective sonic experience that doesn’t rest on the laurels of their past work.
The visualizer for “Roll The Dice” (off their self titled EP) perfectly compliments the songs classic heavy metal sensibilities with a modern twist – glitchy rendering and effects help push the song forward and compliment the substantial riffs and soaring vocals.
“’Roll the Dice’ shows Firstborne turning another unexpected turn musically that I could not have done before,” says Adler. “It’s the perfect song to drive fast with the windows down air drumming on your wheel. Somewhat ironically, it speaks to how those memorable moments can turn to tragedy,” he continues, moving in a darker direction reflective of the serious undertones of the track. “We only go around this thing once and as Elvis Costello and, bizarrely, the Meatmen best said it back in the day, ‘Accidents will happen, you don’t know when, accidents are waiting around the bend.’ Enjoy what you have left.”
“‘Roll The Dice’ is an energetic snapshot of what Firstborne is all about. Shutting out self-doubt, shutting down fear and just going for it!” – James LoMenzo (Bass)