Hailing from Secunda, South Africa, Avolver comes forth as a dynamic force in the rock space. Comprising a talented two-piece ensemble, this band has swiftly carved its niche since its formation, captivating audiences with a distinctive sonic identity and electrifying live performances. With an energy that pulsates through every chord and a sound that defies conventional boundaries, Avolver stands poised as a noteworthy presence in the South African rock landscape. Join us as we delve into the musical world of Avolver, exploring the raw power and creativity that define their unique sound on the newest release entitled “Madness.”
Discover a kind of music that seamlessly combines the calming effect of tranquility with an infectious energy that sparks joy. Avolver, with their EP “Madness,” masters the art of creating a sound that keeps you nodding along, whether it’s a soft melody or a powerful riff. The EP’s opening track, featured in the “Progstravaganza: Harmony in Complexity” compilation, sets the stage for the entire journey, infusing “Madness” with an unbeatable dose of dynamism that remains omnipresent across all five tracks. Get ready to experience a musical blend that transcends boundaries and delivers a unique auditory adventure.
The second track, “1986,” embraces a grunge-infused vibe that intriguingly transports you back to the early ’90s, painting vivid scenes of joy (making me feel a tad old). This offering takes a slightly heavier turn compared to its predecessor. A subtle (perhaps unintentional) influence of Ugly Kid Joe becomes apparent; Avolver exudes the same raw energy that defined the aforementioned American rockers. Brace yourself for an auditory journey that pays homage to the past while carving a distinctive path in the present.
Moving forward, “Bones” introduces a southern rock ambiance, predominantly shaped by the electrifying presence of the guitar. The subsequent track, “Down to the River,” opts for an acoustic guitar, harmonizing seamlessly with the vocals to transport listeners directly to the dusty roads in the heart of Texas.
Throughout the five tracks of “Madness,” Avolver adeptly maneuvers between soothing and high-energy rock tunes. With influences of grunge and southern rock at strategic moments, Avolver delivers a release that refuses to succumb to monotony. The EP’s fluid dynamic, encompassing the entirety of the songs, is what elevates it to an entertaining and engaging listening experience.