Contemporary metal quartet Tethra has launched a new career path with the group’s brand new single – “The Hourglass” (produced by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland at Think Loud Studios (August Burns Red, Polaris, Texas In July, From Ashes to New)! The grandiose soft-hard dynamics of “The Hourglass”, alongside the drawn out progressive elements utilized throughout its duration, are littered with memorable melodies, soaring verses and infectious chorus, ultimately outlining the mixture of methodical riffage and operatic melodic soloing, as well as rhythms which know their place reinforcing the song structure and venturing into experimental territory without detracting from the song’s focus. The eponymous track (accompanied by a video created by Clint Tustin, responsible for producing visual content for August Burns Red, amongst many other high-profile clients) comes into full fruition and serves as an apt culmination with its comforting alternative tone, in between the bursts of technical insanity, and provides a sense of continuity throughout its run time due to the collective ability of Tethra to exploit musical intelligence to exceptional use by enhancing and turning the musicians’ vision into something tangible. Never staying in its comfort zone for too long, “The Hourglass” is a song that presents an attractive and accessible product, which is comprised by musical aspects, all woven together seamlessly with each idea flowing into the next without a hitch, as the track’s indications are quite clear – the possibilities for Tethra are endless.
Watch the video for “The Hourglass” by clicking on the image below.
In a collective statement, Tethra provides additional details about “The Hourglass”“This is a song that is highly representative of Tethra. Sonically, it combines technicality, heaviness, dynamic vocals, and soaring melodies, with a touch of our experimental side. The lyrics at the beginning of the song focus on an individual that has become enraged at a bigoted, close minded individual. Towards the end of the song, the speaker realizes that in criticizing the other individual, they themselves have become what they hate. The lyrics end with a line inspired by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche about how the line between good and evil runs in every human heart. Each of us have the capacity for both good and evil. We must see this dichotomy in ourselves with clarity before casting judgement upon others.”

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