Perceived - Perceived EP - Reviewed By Metal Digest! Wednesday January 26 2022, 12:17 PM
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Perceived - Perceived EP - Reviewed By Metal Digest!

Perceived - Perceived EP - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2022/01/20/perceived-perceived-ep/

Dallas, Texas-based Perceived sure makes a lot of noise for only being three people. Their long-term friendship has translated into a tight-knit and highly engaging experience. Oh, and by the way, they RAWK! At first listen, they sound like a Metallica/Stained knock-off, but I am telling you now…put your nay-sayer hat up on the shelf. 

Their songs generally start with a dark and moody acoustic guitar. Perfect tension builders and arresting from the first note, their use of acoustics makes the band’s sound uniquely their own. Once hooked, the listener is treated to an onslaught of metallic fury. A controlled fury, mind you. Sometimes pummeling, sometimes crushing, always captivating. 

Standard song structures are injected with unpredictable smatterings of Tool-like Prog, traditional Metal, a wisp of Blues, and tons of all-out bone-crunching. Channeling a haunting fusion of Maynard Keenan and Aaron Lewis (Staind), Chris Bell’s vocal style may not be the most original, but it nestles in nicely with the band’s vibe. With scalpel precision and sledgehammer effect, these songs simultaneously kick ass and show off their virtuosity. A nice combo, quite honestly.


There is a real sense of artistry and dedication in their sound. Perceived will conjure images of familiar artists, but there is also a lot going on between the musical lines. Definitely worth checking out; I promise you won’t play it just once. - Metal Digest

Release Date: October 30th, 2020

FFO: Metallica, Tool, Staind

Perceived is a three-piece rock band out of Dallas Texas. Formed in May of 2018, longtime friends of over 20 years, Chris Bell and Charlie McBride, decided to get together and work on some old songs as well as write new material with the help of their very good friend and bass player, Kevin Crawley. After a few rehearsals, it was very noticeable that things were just starting to click naturally between the three. After writing and working on material for over a year, Perceived played their first show in May of 2019 to a well-received crowd and has since performed with multiple local and national acts all around the DFW area. With so many different influences, their sound can't really be described by one genre. Their dynamic compositions range from melodic melodies to heavier breakdowns. Having just released their debut EP on Friday October 30th, Perceived is definitely a band to keep an eye (or ear) out for. 

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Lineup:

Charlie McBride - Guitars
Kevin Crawley - Bass
Chris Bell - Drums & Vocals

Streaming Links:

Living Hell Streaming Links -
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/perceived/living-hell

Not to Be Streaming Links -
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/perceived/not-to-be

Portrayed Belief Streaming Links 
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/perceived/portrayed-belief

Darkening Streaming Links -
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/perceived/darkening

Follow the band at these links:

https://perceivedband.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Perceivedband  

https://www.instagram.com/perceivedband/ 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXmdZswhpJXvZ2aXa-NgQZA 

https://www.reverbnation.com/perceived

https://twitter.com/Perceivedband

https://perceived.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/user-37962591

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