Thursday, December 13, 2012

Review of Etiera

Hello everyone. MTL back. 

Today, I will be writing a review on the music of Etiera, an alternative rock band from Uniontown, Pennsylvania (another PA artist, like me!)

Listen up everyone, and hope you enjoy the review!


Etiera is unforgettable, as they are described. I have already listened to their song "Reach" three times now, and will probably continue to do so. 'Close to Nothing' is also absolutely impossible to press that pause button on!

Etiera is made up of lead singer/guitarist Josh Morris, drummer Derek Showman, and bassist Johnny Rugola. They are a part of Goldirock Records, and currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA (they originally come from Uniontown). On their Facebook, the band lists their interests as "the Sky, Space, The Stars, The Sun, The Moon, Love, Life, God/Jesus, Nature, Traveling, Family, Friends, Somewhere Beautiful, Oceans, Ambiance, Words, Abstraction, Dreams, Guitar Noise, Growth, Decay, Synthesizers".

Besides playing it, the band writes, records, mixes, and produces their music themselves. 

Etiera is certainly a band that is very creative and artistic with their music. Lead singer Josh has a voice that stays with you, and gets inside your head & heart. His vocals are very distinct, and memorable. He has such a clear, resonant tone. 
The craftsmanship of the music itself is fantastic. The bass and drums keep a great steady rhythm. The guitars have a loud, presence. It's obvious to tell these guys are beyond professional. 

Some of the music riffs - especially the guitar openings to "Reach" and "Drowning Inside" just get stuck inside your head, and stay there. 

They make music to make you feel. That's very evident when listening. 

They make music to move you. 

Go check out Etiera today, at the links below:

1 comment:

  1. Hello, this is Derek Showman. I just wanted to say thank you very much for your support and kind words. It is an awesome surprise to hear that people enjoy our music dispute the band's separation. If you are not aware yet and are interested in newusic from us Josh and Johnny have started a nee project called "Across the Dawn" and I have started a solo project called "Androl." Thank you again and take care.