Senium – Senium
It’s throwback Friday here at Makeit-loud.com
On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia detected in Wuhan, China. Ever since then the year 2019 has been defined by COVID-19. Which is a bit of a shame, because on September 18th that year a band called Senium, released their fourth studio album. So what, I hear you cry, the world was paralysed by a pandemic.
Well, it turns out that Senium are a big deal. Their music is classic grunge rock, but it also hits you harder than a prize fighter wielding a wrecking ball. Read reviews of Senium’s work and you’ll see plenty of references to Nirvana. It’s a good comparison, but there’s more to this band.
Hailing from New Jersey, these guys seem to be on the wrong coast for grunge music. However, they’re not so much following in the footsteps of previous grunge acts, they’re stomping their own boot marks in to the ground.
Andrew McNicholas has a vocal style all of his own. He’s part countertenor and part Geddy Lee. The guitar hooks on Senium’s self-titled fourth album are tastier than a New Jersey pizza, and the fuzz and distortion will have you forming your own mosh pit in the living room. The Drop-D style tuning and the heavy bass are exquisite (check out the intro to ‘That Does It’), whilst the beats are the catchiest you’ve heard since you last listened to ZZ Top’s ‘Tres Hombres’ album.
Music offers a unique respite for the human mind, so go grab your plaid flannel shirt, crank up the subwoofer and slam dance your way in to the weekend with Senium. Oh, and if you want more, the fifth studio album ‘Flying Machines’ will be out this Spring.