NOW SPENCER SOTELO WANTS TO HAUNT YOUR SHORES
Still think Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo is a softee? If your gripe with him is not that his screams aren’t harsh enough but that his clean vocals are out of character for Periphery — which seemed to be the argument made by most commenters in last week’s post about his re-recorded version of “The Walk” — then the new Haunted Shores song “Passenger” featuring Sotelo on vocals probably won’t do much to change your mind.
Though I personally have no problem with Sotelo I do understand certain folks’ aversion to his particular style of cleans. Sotelo’s clean vocals on the new Haunted Shores track still sound like Sotelo’s clean vocals of yore, as likely they always will; soaring, and sure, a little emo-y in timbre. But his screams on this new track are certainly fierce, and like on the re-vocaled version of “The Walk” he definitely seems to have stepped up his growling game.
So check out the new track on Haunted Shores’ MySpace page. It comes from the band’s forthcoming album, produced by Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, which guitarist/mastermind Mark Holcomb tells us will feature a multi-singer approach with tracks performed by Jesse Leach (ex-KsE), Dan Tompkins (TesseracT), Elliot Coleman (Sky Eats Airplane), Casey Sabol (ex-Periphery), Greg Pope (Monuments) and many more. That’s quite the lineup of vocalists and I’m definitely psyched to hear it.