Arkansas hard rockers THE OVERSEER have removed the veil from their brand new video for standout track “Absolve” – their second video off their debut album, We Search, We Dig, released earlier this summer on Solid State Records.
The lauded album has been praised by tastemakers like Revolver, who called the band’s music “heavily textured metalcore that balances brutality with beauty,” and Outburn, who trumpeted that “THE OVERSEER has burst onto the scene with a head turning and memorable debut.”
The video was shot live at the band’s hometown CD release show in July.
“The passion behind this song made a live setting perfect for the video,” says vocalist Anthony Rivera. “It was awesome to see so many kids singing along with me and seeing that the song’s lyrics mean as much to them as they do to me.”
The band is currently on the road in the midst of a five week, 30 city North American tour in support of labelmates AUGUST BURNS RED plus OF MICE & MEN and THE COLOR MORALE.
Released this past June, We Search, We Dig is a huge, dynamic debut that calls to mind artists like UNDER0ATH, THRICE and CAVE IN though with a clear, distinct voice that never emulates those artists directly. With this release, THE OVERSEER delivers hard-hitting, uncompromising hard rock that belies the members’ young age. This isn’t “cash in on the latest trend” music, it’s “sweat and tears” hard rock, with a little blood thrown in for good measure.
Select Praise for We Search, We Dig
“Heavily textured metalcore that balances brutality with beauty” -REVOLVER
“THE OVERSEER has burst onto the scene with a head turning and memorable debut… Unpredictable, noisy metal” -OUTBURN
“Highly enjoyable listen after listen. From the ambiance all the way up to the guitar riffs there is nothing generic or flawed to be found. Technical, atmospheric, and astounding (10/10)” -AUDIOPINIONS
“THE OVERSEER shines in every aspect… We Search, We Dig is highly impressive and memorable (9/10)” -LEXINGTON MUSIC PRESS
“THE OVERSEER no doubt have a bright future ahead of them after this incredibly solid debut… a recipe that is one part atmospheric, one part heavy ,and all parts delectable. (4/5)” -INDIE VISION MUSIC
“An infectious blend of experimental rock and meal… Good stuff. No fluff. (4/5)” -HM
“We Search, We Dig is one of those albums that’s so impressive in its meshing of technicality, brutality, and passion for what they do that the only way I can describe it is ‘genius.’ (8.5/10)” -MIND EQUALS BLOWN
“Lively, sweeping riffs and sweeping anthems… a future leader in the heavy music realm (4/5)” -AUDIO INK RADIO