November of 2019 in Nashville, TN was the birth of the Rock ‘n’ Roll group 7Descent. There were 2 members including guitarist Ed Taylor and Ishmael Herring (a.k.a. Milo) as lead vocalist that got the idea to bring the band together. Fast forward to 2020 when 2 more members, Andrew Cremmins (drums) and Brian Coffey (bass) joined the band, completing 7Descent. All of the band members were brought together by the great power of Craigslist.
Some of their songs prove to be more hard rock than others, showing listeners the diversity that they have and take into consideration with every song that is written. For example, “Mad Emperor” is more of a poem that is spoken within the melody while “Beverly” is a song written about a girl and a guy with a little more of a pop feel.
The band’s overall inspirations range anywhere from classic/indie rock, all the way to Hip-Hop. Bands such as the Ramones, Judas Priest, and Greenday are all said to have played roles in the influence of 7Descent. It is confirmed that each member of the band has something special about them that they have brought to the band in order to make the full 7Descent experience what it is today. With the goal set to inspire others with the sound of a punk band, they certainly show their uniqueness with every song!
Resembling artists such as Judas Priest, Poison and Black Sabbath, 7Descent’s newest single “Southwest Chief” is nothing short of a true power ballad. The lyrics speak about moments that define us and the nostalgia they bring. For vocalist Milo, “Southwest Chief ” was an Amtrak Train that helped him journey to see many American landscapes from New Mexico to California. The lyrics “Nobody’s coming to the rescue, Nobody’s gonna be there to hold your hand” help show the sense of lonesome travel on this train, and are amplified by his powerful vocals.
“The song begins with an ethereal opening lead by the strumming of an acoustic guitar. The instrumentals quickly transition into a driving tempo filled with heavy drums and electrifying guitar. The instrumentals and vocals resemble an 80’s power ballad, and will have you headbanging throughout. Whether you’re looking to scream at the top of your lungs about being an outcast, or thinking about past feelings, “Southwest Chief” is a rock n’ roll anthem you won’t want to miss.”