RIKSHA
"DREAMS DROP RED"
DARK HARVEST RECORDS

RIKSHA is based out of Salt lake City, Utah and play a combined style of Metal and
Hardcore music. Their sound is a little hard to categorize to one genre. They have a bunch
of influences in both Metal and Hardcore music. They have a really cool Metal guitar
sound that runs through their songs that pulls from Thrash / Speed/ Traditional and Heavy
Metal music. They have a bit of a Progressive Metal sound as well as some elements of
Doom Metal at times. The slower more heavy and darker parts is where some of the
Doom comes in. Then they mix in some really grooved out drum parts that reminded me a
lot of Hardcore bands, cause it's supper tight and solid with kind of a bounce groove.
They also mix in some old school Hardcore, Modern Hardcore and Post Hardcore
influences into their sound. The bouncy groove sometimes reminded me of
KORN, but
not as thick. The vocalist has a mixture of Hardcore and Thrash styles vocals which
sometimes reminded me of Gary Meskil of
PRO-PAIN meets Jonathan Davis of KORN
meets Burton C. Bell of
FEAR FACTORY, because of the melodic vocals he adds in. If
you were to melt together parts of
KORN, PRO-PAIN, FEAR FACTORY,
DEFTONES, SKINDRED, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DROWNING POOL
& HED
PE
you would end up with RIKSHA. Not a typical combination, but it works and it
sounds killer!

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