Live review from Planetrox China Final 2015:
1. Not Enough
為Planetrox中國區決賽打頭陣的是Seasons for Change。他們的歌曲融合了另類搖滾和Pop Punk的風格，編曲等聽起來有點J- Rock的感覺。尤其在〈Rain〉，結他和貝斯的編排十分緊湊，加上以鼓點明快的節奏作引領，充分表現其又Pop又Rock的曲風，充滿活力。〈Anima〉強調鼓點的節拍，令樂曲的節奏有著明顯的層次。主音的聲音高昂有力，穿透性甚高。在最後〈Sky〉一曲，主音以歌聲帶領觀眾隨著音樂飛上雲端，傲翔天際。惟在〈Not Enough〉主音在副歌的部分音準可以更加穩定，令演出錦上添花。
- Jacqueline Tang
Introduced by a very peppy and energetic Chris B, the 5-man band Seasons for Change come onstage with an introduction of beefy distorted guitars, an interesting, pretty sounding intro soundtrack and an explosion of energetic post-hardcore.
Asking the crowd to get closer at the start of their first song “Not Enough”, the band impressed the crowd with a melodic chorus, technical lead, catchy bass melody and passionate singing style. With a tight beat and moving vocals, the crowd was moving and a few heads were rocking by their second song “Anima”. This was another energetic song with a driving chorus, catchy staccato beats and again very passionate vocals. The singer puts all his breath into his singing and the crowd can see that from his expression and movement on stage – every note he sings provokes a ‘wow’ from the front line of the audience.
The third song “Rain” was headed by a short, playful interlude by the band who introduced themselves and said they were having fun (the key to any good band, in my opinion), and started the song with a synth intro, reminding me of the driving energy of Crossfaith. Again, the vocals were very passionate, this song featuring catchy breakdowns but with melodic guitar all the way through. Their final song “Sky” got the crowd raising their hands in the air to the song, a few bodies were moving and a lot of heads were banging.
Seasons for Change are a very vocally driven band, with a very professional sound. You could tell by their performance that each of the musicians practiced very hard to get this far, and they deserved to be on that stage. In the niche market of Post Hardcore bands in Hong Kong, Seasons for Change are making an impact on the alternative scene in the Underground.
- Sherman Leung