With influences ranging from Iceland’s Sigur Ros to Necrophagist, and from Petra to With Blood Comes Cleansing, it’s no wonder that Settle The Sky has such a unique sound. This 6 piece metalcore outfit from Ohio is fighting their way out of the ordinary in the metalcore world. Fusing complex rhythms, classical piano overtures, and of course breakdowns and two-steps, STS packs a nice punch in their 6 song EP titled “Now That Were Waiting" to be released in the fall of 2008 on Cleveland’s StandBy Records.
Formed in the summer of 2006, Settle The Sky is a name you will want to keep a close eye on. As they continue to grow, so does their sound. With each coming song is a progression of musicianship, experimentalism, and overall songwriting skills.
With a start on church worship teams, it is easy to see that Christ is the center of this group’s music. “Openly proclaiming Jesus’ name on our debut album is something that we wanted to do. We want everyone who hears us to know that we stand for something more than just music.” says keyboardist JD Merrill. “The darkness in our music is our way of remembering the light we’re given.” This band really seems to care genuinely about their fanbase. After each show they invite everyone over to their merch table to talk to them about their beliefs or even challenge or question them.
Staking their claim as more than just musicians, Settle The Sky will not leave you dissapointed. The range in vocals and complex rhythms quickly sways this band from being just another noise in this monotonous genre.