Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, hard rock quartet Fault Lines isn’t interested in simply espousing appreciation for the hard rock/hardcore bands which have provided them with so much influence over the years. They’re dedicated to the idea that these sounds can be molded and adapted into something that goes beyond pure volume, something that can shake you at your deepest level. They play, hearts out, blood and sweat in every note and tone — a band whose sound is more instinct than overt influence.
Built around the combined creativities of singer Corey Pettit, guitarist Dylan Cheatham, guitarist Dan Willwerth, bassist Joe Burns and drummer Chris Blankenship, the band allows the intricacies of their inter-band dynamism to come through in rolling waves of electrifying riffs and howled melodies which surround them at all times. They create a concussive force which is likely to knock you off your feet when you’re least expecting it.
For the new video to single “New You,” the band works in contrasting religious fervor with the explosive movements of their live shows. Directed and edited by Nate Brownfield and David Elijah Piersaul with Theeves Productions, the clip brandishes sound like a hammer while gradually revealing the hidden realities that often hold us back. Guitars thrash and threaten to cave in your chest as barreling percussion pummels your senses. It’s loud, of course, but also not without some semblance of subtlety — metal subtlety, but subtlety nonetheless. They’re creating new interpretations of these muscular rhythms, finding unique and refreshingly distinctive ways to explore and dismantle their own musical impulses.