Modern Mimes, new single “Roses in Ruins”
Modern Mimes began as a duo in 2016 with Arianie and Ernesto blending styles of Portishead, Nine Inch Nails, Sevendust, and Lacuna Coil. The duo performed locally in their hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and landed at the Riptide Music Festival alongside Weezer, Silversun Pickups and many more. They became the current three-piece group in 2018 when drummer Justin Perez from New Orleans, Louisiana, joined them.
Modern Mimes Are:
Arianie Elcida Hernandez: Vocals
Ernesto Paez: (ex-Another Black-Day): Guitar, Bass, Synth, Vocals
Justin Perez: Drums, Vocals
The single will be made available to stream on all platforms on January 3rd; you will find it along with earlier releases here.
Personally, I knew this band from their previous single “Hide and Seek” (2021). Introducing us to 2024, “Roses and Ruins” kicks in the door of the new year with 3.56 minutes of molten, grungy orchestral rock. It delivers a dark, heavy riff and a great drum sound that reminded me of the Osyron sound. The track switches its feel for the chorus, which is a lighter, more commercial sound that flies high.
“Roses in Ruins” sees the three-piece incorporate further heavy styles into their music, with modern metal, progressive, technical elements and a hint of dissonance all seeping through the track. Electronics add further drama to the dynamic instrumentation, while Arianie Elcida Hernandez’s vocals inject powerful melodies and harmonies.
The Band Website is linked here
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