TRANSIENT is a new band that features current SHADOWS FALL vocalist Brian Fair playing drums here and ex-OVERCAST guitarist Scott McCooe on bass here. You would think that with those two in Metalcore bands they would do something like that again, but they opt for a more Alternative sound. It's really hard to classify it, but that is a good thing.
"That Breaks Me" is very mellow with catchy rhythms mixed with a cosmic atmosphere and subtle drumming that sometimes come off as tribal sounding to a degree. Mid paced and calm is the best way to advertise this song. I would definitely say that there is no Stoner Rock influences here by any means. They use a lot of trippy atmosphere, but it doesn't come off as sounding dated. Four out of the five songs are all mid paced and laid back with an influence of tribal drum beats for sure.
While this is just a demo that is floating around, I am sure that someone will snap this up soon. This is not for everyone. Fans of the Metalcore sound and nothing more may be turned off by its melody, slower pacing and absent of angry vocals. It's good to see that these guys are versatile and can do more than just one thing. (Online August 10, 2003)