Hailing from the hills of Grass Valley, California, cinematic rock band Follow Me Dark deliver a captivating journey through cross-genre soundscapes on their debut EP “The Offering.”
Intended to lead listeners through dark recesses, howling excesses and soothing retreats, “The Offer” stuns with incisive lyrics and bold instrumentals that challenge the computerized music of 2022. Recognizing the rapidly changing music landscape mainstream, Follow Me Dark has channeled their creative influence and produced a product that appeals to fans of ’90s alternative rock, emo and early 2000s metal as well as old school new wave with touches of classic rock. Their modernized approach to a much-loved range of soundscapes will leave you asking the waves for more guitar.
“I emptied my mind, I cried my oath to the sun, Waiting for dusk to reveal all we’ve lost” ~ The Offering
Although each song stands out strongly, the EP feels like an organic fusion of creative inspirations. The group always puts the song first, which is reflected in their collaborative spirit. By allowing each member of the band to have a say in the songwriting process, their tracks deliver very appealing sounds, dipping their toes in nostalgia while still eagerly awaiting what’s to come. The first EP channels the influence of notable acts like Tool, Deftones and Rage Against the Machine. While tackling tough topics that have plagued our collective conscience for the past few years, the group deliver uplifting lyrics, encouraging fans to lean into spiritual practice and let go of negativity. Their dynamic approach reconnects listeners to timelessness; in a world where everything seems fleeting, bands like Follow Me Dark are a refreshing discovery that shouldn’t be ignored.
About Follow Me Dark: Follow Me Dark is an alternative rock/metal band formed in Grass Valley, California in 2019. Consisting of Stephen Kozak (vocals/guitar), Sean Delphi (guitar), Elliott Grove (bass) and Jim Boots (drums), the band’s sound ranges from woeful metal riffs to complex textural interludes, from melodic rock choruses to emotional breakdowns, from happiness to hysteria, from agony to triumph. The music takes the listener on a journey through emotional and spiritual peaks and valleys, challenging us to emerge from the tunnel visions of modern life and connect with the mythical enterprise of perfecting the soul, shaking the hell along the way.
Listen to “An Offer” on Spotify HERE.