Listen to We Are Meek’s new EP “Motionless”
Subtly invading the realm of Facebook, We Are Meek shyly appeared on my newsfeed early February with a mini band introduction and teaser vids. With the aim to uniquely infiltrate the sound waves of the once dying underground South African metal scene, the 2-piece band, embarked on a journey to provide an abstractly different sound to the stream of vastly varying Hard Rock and Metal bands in the country. Mostly appearing as an internet band, We Are Meek hailing from Kwa Zulu Natal, are actively engaging on their Facebook page with both created and shared content – truly living up to the idea they so strongly believe in, one of reviving the scene. In their efforts of proactivity, We Are Meek have recently released their debut 5-track EP, Motionless featuring locally renowned musicians Brandon Pratt of Red Helen and session guitarist Ruan Graff.
The EP offers what might be a widely familiar sound on an international playing field but nationally is very distinct and niche that only a few bands such as Raptorbaby and Poverty of Ideals dabble in. The progressive rock band flaunts its technical finesse with a mix of orchestral melodies, haunting synth compositions and mildly guttural double bass. With Brandon Pratt lacing his strikingly powerful vocal talents on Divisions to Ruan Graff adding a polished finish to The Door, We Are Meek have certainly announced themselves as ambassadors of the revival of good heavy music.
The EP as a whole could definitely do with some work on production but as a debut effort from this 2-piece outfit, Motionless is worth a repeat spin.