Swedish Power/Progressive Metal band Darkwater came to my attention a couple of years ago with their debut album Calling the Earth to Witness, a fine platter of ProgPower. Their 2010 followup album Where Stories End on Ulterium Records was even better. I think the songwriting showed noticeable improvement on the sophomore release, landing the band a place on the 2010 ProgPowerUSA lineup. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see the band at that one, but hope to catch Darkwater live at some point.
The band excels at writing truly catchy songs, incorporating some prog elements, and being a Metal band. Why I Bleed has some excellent riffing, driving drumming, passionate vocals, and a memorable chorus. Check out the song below and get the album if you like it. You won’t be disappointed.
I hear the sound in a METAL way.