Artist: A Tragic Setback
Genre: Christmas Metal
Just the other day I posted a Christmas cover by the band Edge Of Paradise which properly prepared me for the annual holiday experience of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra who I see each and every year around this time. Upon arriving home I was filled with the generous holiday spirit and was pleased as some quality spiked punch to find an email about yet another free Christmas tune being delivered to the Metal masses and this time it comes from the band A Tragic Setback who delivers a throttling rendition of “Greensleeves”. Now historically speaking this song has been around since the 1500’s and I am positive that you have heard its melodies over the years in some form or another. It was associated with Christmas in late 1600 and I must thank Wikipedia for the quick history lesson about that since I only knew that the song was rather old.
A Tragic Setback is a Metalcore band and that means that breakdowns are bound to be found across the track but they come in after a an almost calming intro that leads us into a pounding double bass pattern and some crisp guitar leads that “sing” the melody to the listener. Not bad at all for a band that has only been around for a couple of years. The five member group hails from Austin, TX and will likely appeal to fans of Miss May I and All That Remains and appear to be rather young guys as well. They collectively did a great job on this rendition and I think that it sits nicely with all the rest of my Christmas Metal. This stocking is getting pretty heavy (hardy har har).
There is also an animated video on YouTube which lets you immediately hear the track in this post since I have embedded it and if you like it enough (which I do kind of think you will) the download link is at the end of the narrative. Merry Metal Yule my Friends.
Official Website: http://www.facebook.com/atragicsetback