Scale The Summit Drop 2nd Single

2021-06-04 by Fernando Alves STAFF | 38 Comments
Scale The Summit dropped the second single, 'The Land of Nod', off their upcoming album Subjects, out June 25th, 2021. The track features singer Courtney LaPlante of Spiritbox. Take a peek at the new song below.



Scale The Summit's new album will feature eight vocalists:

Ross Jennings (HAKEN)
Courtney Laplante (Spiritbox)
Eric Emery (Skyharbor)
Mike Semesky (Raunchy)
Joesph Secchiaroli (The Reign Of Kindo)
Eli Cutting
Garrett Garfield
Renny Carroll

Subjects tracklist:

VOCAL EDITION / INSTRUMENTAL EDITION

1. Form & Finite - feat. Mike Semesky (Ex-Intervals / Interloper)
2. Don't Mind Me - feat. Garrett Garfield
3. Daggers & Cloak - feat. Ross Jennings (Haken)
4. Dissemble - feat. Eric Emery (Skyharbor)
5. Jackhammer Ballet - feat. Joesph Secchiaroli (The Reign Of Kindo) & Native Flute (Tommy Graven)
6. The Land Of Nod - feat. Courtney LaPlante (Spiritbox)
7. A New Way - feat. Renny Carroll
8. Space Cadet - feat. Eli Cutting

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Tundra
June 4th 2021
6080 Comments


Just like the last song, it feels like both leads and vocals are competing for the spotlight at the same time, thankfully there seems be a instrumental version coming along with it, I will probably listen to instrumental versions more

nash1311
June 4th 2021
2570 Comments


These are a fucking mess. Nothing jives at all. It’s like two different songs on top of each other lol

Digging: White Ward - Love Exchange Failure

SitarHero
June 4th 2021
12986 Comments


Oof this is frustrating. Cut some of the leads or vocal parts and this would be a good song so they're not jumping all over each other and this would be a good song.

outliers
June 4th 2021
2414 Comments


yeah this sounds like ass

gravityswitch
June 4th 2021
551 Comments


Courtney is everywhere these days.
It doesnt sound like a STS song at all, except some licks here and here.

Get Low
June 4th 2021
10354 Comments


This fucking rules

chemicalmarriage
June 4th 2021
3533 Comments


This is fucking lame

outliers
June 4th 2021
2414 Comments


Listened again for some reason. The mix is so bad...

nash1311
June 4th 2021
2570 Comments


Yes, terrible

bloc
June 4th 2021
65755 Comments


So you're telling me those LEDs are not distracting when you play the guitar?

Digging: Rochelle Jordan - Play With The Changes

bigguytoo9
June 4th 2021
1048 Comments


This is horrible. The vocals ruin the material plus the mix is terrible. Letchford can fuck off.

Pikazilla
June 4th 2021
17085 Comments


sounds like ass [5]

twlichty
June 4th 2021
4846 Comments


Fucking awful.

twlichty
June 4th 2021
4846 Comments


Can Courtney write a lyric without "I" or "my" in it. Self absorbed much?

OwMySnauze
June 4th 2021
2269 Comments


First single was good, this is not. Her vocal style doesn’t even go with this track.

Nomos2
June 4th 2021
850 Comments


Your rich wife buy you that guitar Chris?

Yeah this is a strange one. I love Courtney's vocals but this is bizarre. It sounds like Chris sent her a tempo and some chords and said "write a few bars", then just fucked off and sunk her volume and wrote whatever guitar noodling he wanted to and slapped it on top.

Nomos2
June 4th 2021
850 Comments


It just keeps getting stranger the longer I listen. It's like two separate songs. How did Anup mix this? I can hardly focus on anything nor understand Courtney's cadence. There's no groove. What.

Nomos2
June 4th 2021
850 Comments


>Can Courtney write a lyric without "I" or "my" in it. Self absorbed much?
True, but so do most vocalists. Courtney writes a lot of deeply personal songs so it usually fits.

Ecnalzen
June 4th 2021
10897 Comments


Will check for Courtney

Henderson
June 4th 2021
129 Comments


Yep, this one doesn't work either. I don't know how Chris thought it would be a good idea to add vocals to his usual style of guitar-centric hodgepodge of unrelated sections. Once again, not the singer's problem, and I'm guessing the same thing will happen with the rest of the album. These songs are just not made with vocals in mind, so they simply cannot work, no matter who does them.

DamnVanne
June 4th 2021
3439 Comments


It’s absolutely not cohesive at all, but I did like the two songs being performed simultaneously as separate pieces. Definitely better than the last trash fire of a track

Nomos2
June 4th 2021
850 Comments


Yeah I've done no research on this one, but I'll assume he wrote these guitars ages ago and then is only now hiring vocalists to sing over top? Kudos to them but Chris made it kind of impossible. He has no sense of rhythm or structure. This is the kind of aimless noodling that impressed me when I was a teenager but not anymore.

Henderson
June 4th 2021
129 Comments


Yeah that's why I didn't like his last album at all. It didn't have a single thing of what made Scale the Summit a good band. I found it was completely uncohesive and forgettable noodling through and through, and that time he wasted the guests' potential too, but at least it was less obvious. I literally cannot remember a single riff or solo from that album despite being the most recent one, while I haven't listened to the actual StS band albums in ages and I still remember most of them perfectly. Goes to show that indeed, when left on his own he has no sense of structure or flow in songwriting.

FearThyEvil
June 5th 2021
17425 Comments


Horrendous mixing and cohesion nowhere to be found at all. The instrumentals give no reason at all for vocals to be intertwined with them. It's so poorly done

XSebbyMcMuffinX
June 5th 2021
401 Comments


Yeah, this definitely sounds like two separate directions. It matches up at a couple points, but it's really obvious that an active discussion would've been massively beneficial here. Like...
The intro is fine because the vocals are filling in the atmosphere.
But then at :36... you would think that one guitar note would be more minimal, but it's just wailing when I'm trying to focus on the softer vocals. It actually would've been less distracting if he was shredding.
1:20 should be split into separate lead and vocal sections; Recurrence would add structure.
By 2:12, I'm really not sure what any point in the structure is anymore.
Next time, don't just mash two versions of the same song together? I'd rather hear this without leads, if there's also one without vocals; That's way more logical to me.
And it's a liiiiittle ironic that the visual appeal of this video is a reminder of the kind of thing people go to nature to forget about.

DamnVanne
June 5th 2021
3439 Comments


Chris is so lost as an artist that it’s just pathetic

Tundra
June 5th 2021
6080 Comments


Agree on the mixing, something about the drums that sounds really flat, bass is pretty much non existent, I have to hear it on loud speakers to get the bass rumble to notice it.

beefshoes
June 6th 2021
8026 Comments


The music itself sounds decent at best, but it really sounds like the singer improvised vocal lines in a handful of takes, and threw it over some StS demos that were scrapped, without much thought to a melody. I don't get the sense that he actually wrote any of the music so far with the vocalists, because neither the vocals nor the guitar have room to breathe in the arrangements, fighting each other for the spotlight. It's definitely not horrible, but it's just not nearly as well thought out as it should have been, and would have benefited with more time, better direction, and probably less ego. Letchford seems to have lost his magic, once the original band disintegrated.

elephantREVOLUTION
June 6th 2021
3014 Comments


Imagine trading your band in exchange for an LED guitar

DamnVanne
June 6th 2021
3439 Comments


Lol he leaned so far into the “notice me Tosin” paradigm that he fell on his face. Got up looking like the Prime Minister of fuckbois too

atlantisismatt
June 6th 2021
28 Comments


1 6 8 L E D G U I T A R

Yeah, this ain't great.

Nomos2
June 6th 2021
850 Comments


You guys, you guys, I cannot stress enough how much this isn't just "not-great", but how confusing it is as a released piece of music. Try as I might, I cannot hear a connecting thread between the vocals and the instrumentals. They don't clash or collide, they simply exist independently, doing their own thing.

DavidYowi
June 6th 2021
928 Comments


When I saw the led lights on the guitar spell out the name of the song I immediately said out loud "go fuck yourself"

Ecnalzen
June 7th 2021
10897 Comments


Listening again because I don't really know

Yeah, this really does sound like he just wrote a StS song and then thought mebbe it'd be coo to have some vox over the top and no one felt the need to make it actually work together

Voltimand
June 7th 2021
1261 Comments


You know what's sad? Reading the review for "The Migration," then coming over to this dreck.

Tundra
June 7th 2021
6080 Comments


Its listenable instrumental so that's good

MrMister
June 7th 2021
5 Comments


Pretty

JohnDillinger
June 9th 2021
278 Comments


He should look up Malmsteen's 80s stuff and learn how to interact with vocals.



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