Sault

Sault was a creation formed by bassist Sean Tibbetts (Kamelot) in 2014 and was originally going to be a solo album.  The project soon morphed into Sault, a band that has created a truly unique style of music. After looking for the right guitarist for quite some time, Sean was introduced to guitarist Curtis Jay who was asked to record on a few tracks for the Sault demo. The two instantly knew there was something special in the music they had just created and were driven to start on a journey that would soon lead to a full length album.

 

Next was to find a singer that had a truly original quality in his voice and would fit the dark melodies they were creating. Many talented singers were auditioned but none were quite what the two were looking for. After speaking with singer Kimberly Freeman of the band One Eyed Doll, Sean was referred to her friend Benjamin Riggs (Riggs). Sean contacted Riggs and asked if he would be interested in working on the project. Riggs wrote and recorded on the demo tracks and soon after hearing his truly unique vocal style was asked to be a member of the band.

Sean Tibbetts - Bass

Curtis Jay - Guitars

Casey Grillo - Drums

Benjamin Riggs - Vocals


Sean, being a member of the Symphonic metal band Kamelot, asked his long-time friend and band mate, Casey Grillo, if he would be interested in recording the drum tracks on the Sault album. The two had held down the rhythm in Kamelot together for years and it was a natural fit.

 

Up to now, they have released three singles of their upcoming album called Seeds Of Power. Here they come!

 

Guilt

This is the first song we get to listen on the website. I’m not gonna lie about it, I am totally not familiar with Arcanium. But I think I might look them up some more after I have written this review, I really like Riggs’ vocal style! I like the different layers of vocals, it gives the song more dimension. To me it was already clear while listening Guilt, Sault has a lot of potential.


A Peaceful Moment

There is just something about this song, that gives me Nirvana vibes. It is probably the way the guitars sound in the verse’s, it works really well with this series of singles. Like the title of the song says, I think this is one of the more peaceful songs of Sault. The lyrics are really catchy as well!

 

Adonai

The last single we get to listen on Sault’s website is Adonai. This song sounds very mysterious, which works really well with the lyrics. It is one of the most magical things a band can do: create such a atmosphere. It will make you want to listen more, because when it is finished, it feels like it's not.

Fans of Kamelot and Arcanium should definitely give Sault a listen, but I think heavy metal fans will appreciate it was well. I found myself listening to all songs more than twice, because once was just simply not enough. I am looking forward to hear the full-length album later this year!

 

The music can be found on Sault's official website.

 

 

 

 

By Tamar

17-3-2017