The interesting A Death By The Seaside made their mark in 2019 with a promising demo where the funeral was proposed in an atmospheric and rarefied version often bordering on shoegaze post metal, with good alternation and appropriate use of growl and female vocals. The Philadelphia quintet skillfully kept away from cloying inherent sometimes in the sub-genres mentioned by proposing two long tracks very valid for depth and sound performance, ideally placing itself in the wake of Aeonian Sorrow, at least in the fringes in which the good Gina exhibited more evocative tones, and enrolling in its own right to the list of realities to keep under close observation for the future. The self-titled album, released in February, represents the confirmation and the ideal development of those valid intuitions, continuing without particular jolts along a road already well underway; in fact, the sound always maintains that soft aura that does not contribute, however, to make it less insidious and depressive. The music of A Death By The Seaside obtains its effect by wrapping the listener in a cocoon apparently fragile but able to imprison those who are unwisely wrapped in it; the band reworks and exploits the ideas already exhibited in the two long tracks of the demo, making it all better finished and giving about forty minutes of great value, aimed at causing a widespread sense of melancholy rather than heartbreak, making the most of one of the many streams of expression that the funeral makes available to those who possess the compositional sensitivity to make them their own.
2021 – Independent