My Epic has returned with Violence, their promised follow up to 2018’s Ultraviolet (ep) which was an introspective look at faith and questions that are “beyond what we can see and know”. While Ultraviolet took a quieter approach, Violence shows the band taking a more abrasive tact.
North Carolina natives My Epic now call Fredericksburg, VA home and can trace their roots as a band back to 2005. The ep This is Rescue (2006), and the first album I Am Undone (2008) were released on Dreamt Music, an imprint of Facedown Records. The band’s follow up album, Yet (2010), ended up on the Heatseekers charts, as did the follow up Behold, in 2013.
As I wrote back in 2018 when reviewing Ultraviolet…
As projects go, My Epic has taken on dealing with things which are beyond what we can see and know, and things that we do see but can’t fit into our paradigm. Certainly big questions and from a larger perspective, Ultraviolet seems a perfect fit for one side of the story. Chiming guitars, layers and layers of sound and atmosphere that seems very far from the worlds of metal or punk. Vocals are smooth and calming and provide just the right atmosphere for the introspective, questioning lyrics. In many ways, this reminds me a bit of some of the ambient black metal projects I love so much, but in this case keyboards, electronic effects, and clean guitars provide the background.