Broken Compass by Sleepwave on Apple Music

11 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sleepwave’s Spencer Chamberlain sounds like a newly liberated soul as he roars his way through the tracks on Broken Compass. Together with partner Stephen Bowman, the ex-Underoath singer moves toward an amalgam of early-‘90s grunge and Nine Inch Nails–style industrial rock. Scorching guitars, pummeling beats, and massive synths mesh into thick skeins of sound as Chamberlain confronts his career hassles and spiritual crises with wailing defiance. “The Wolf” and “Through the Looking Glass” are angst-ridden and über-heavy, while “Disgusted: Disguised” and the title track add textural nuance without any loss of intensity.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sleepwave’s Spencer Chamberlain sounds like a newly liberated soul as he roars his way through the tracks on Broken Compass. Together with partner Stephen Bowman, the ex-Underoath singer moves toward an amalgam of early-‘90s grunge and Nine Inch Nails–style industrial rock. Scorching guitars, pummeling beats, and massive synths mesh into thick skeins of sound as Chamberlain confronts his career hassles and spiritual crises with wailing defiance. “The Wolf” and “Through the Looking Glass” are angst-ridden and über-heavy, while “Disgusted: Disguised” and the title track add textural nuance without any loss of intensity.

TITLE TIME
3:07
3:35
3:26
3:18
4:12
3:19
3:30
2:43
3:12
3:35
4:11

About Sleepwave

Based out of St. Petersburg, Florida and founded by vocalist Spencer Chamberlain after the dissolution of metalcore giants Underoath, Sleepwave retains the muscularity of his former band while introducing ambient and industrial textures into the mix, resulting in a melodic and accessible sound that leans harder toward the Smashing Pumpkins and Filter edge of the modern hard rock spectrum. Formed in 2013 around Chamberlain (vocals, guitar, bass, programming) and longtime friend Stephen Bowman (guitar, keyboards, bass, programming), the band quickly inked a deal with Epitaph and began work on their debut long-player. The resulting Broken Compass, produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Bring Me the Horizon, Of Mice and Men), arrived the following year. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    St. Petersburg, FL

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