Pressure introduces a new kind of groove – musically uplifting and exhilarating – with their new track, “Barb Wire Love,” which fuses Heavy metal grit and independence with story metal rhythms, their own genre. A new heavy metal subgenre adds a new depth to their sound, similar to headbanging anthems from the past.
Soaring, well-executed, and dedicated vocals are always guaranteed with vocalist Olof Jönsson, who hails from Stockholm, Sweden. With lyricist and lead guitarists Simon “Siirpo,” Forsell and Emil Salling provide a gripping, never dull twin-guitar sound. Then, in the summer of 2021, the band gained Olli Violet, who has proven to be a valuable addition. Olli Violet’s beautiful, fascinating, seductive, and metal voice from the Republic of Belarus is a gift to the band and the Pressure family.
Their work frequently focuses on and accepts the pressures of ordinary life. Their lyrics highlight that every narrative has two sides – the good and the bad. Every song has a double meaning, and they honestly consider music as a tool for dealing with the various demands that the current world throws at us.
The band began their adventure together in 2018, and they’ve worked relentlessly since then to enhance their sound and live performance. Their goal? To create spectacular musical excursions with their fans and share memories (story metal).
The song “Barb Wire Love” entices you with its unique arrangements and nostalgic intensity by combining the overwhelming weight of metal and narrative metal’s rising rhythms and theatrics with exceptionally approachable vocals of a gripping story.
“Barb Wire Love” kicks in as a powerful anthem of nostalgic yet freshly exhilarating presence and purpose, increasing the emotion, energy, and tempo from the outset with fascinating visuals. The sound is sharp, well-crafted, and delivered in such a way that the weight of the live sound is effectively preserved.
Pressure instantly elevates their distinct drum/guitar sound and song structure, made all the more so by the song’s immediately inventive and equally purposeful style. Vocals from a frontman born to perform in this manner carry us through an unexpectedly emotional realm of reflection with passion and loudness.
The music feels genuine in its emotional journey, albeit a little raw around the edges vocally. The guitar and drums are flawlessly played and recorded, emerging as both crisp and uplifting enough to evoke nostalgia for yesteryear’s metal and hard-rock escapism.
“Barb Wire Love” leaves a lasting impression as a professionally constructed timeless song that begs for volume and repeated visits for escapism. I’m excited to hear more.