Andromida has today released both his new EP titled ‘Lost Voices’ as well as his new video for the track ‘Break The Cycle’ featuring Beyond Unbroken. Andromida is a one-man, progressive Metalcore project by composer and producer, Ramon Gutierrez.
I have to say that, first off, this is a musician’s EP. Made by a musician for musicians. Having said that, this is an EP made for anyone. Confused yet? As a musician myself, I sometimes get weary of some people saying that a musically progressive or experimental album is something meant for other musicians. Good music is meant for everyone. And ‘Lost Voices’ is a glorious musical experiment for everyone. When you hear percussion in the guitar and melody in the percussion, that is something anyone can relate to.
Each song has a purpose and each purpose has a hook. This is a wonderful experiment meant for the masses with a mission to expand your horizons.
The ‘Lost Voices’ EP features an explosive array of talent including vocal contributions from Fight the Fade, Daedric, Dropout Kings, and Beyond Unbroken. Andromida shows off his impressive production skills, blending the aggressive intensity of Metalcore, Nu Metal, Hip Hop, and Djent with the anthemic power of Hard Rock while habitually ignoring genre boundaries for a dose of sonic greatness. The EP despite being only four tracks includes a wide range of genres from the turbulent “Real” featuring rapped vocals from Dropout Kings to the Djent infused Attack On Titan inspired soundscape of “Abandon” which includes the ethereal vocal stylings from Daedric.
Each track is a new layer showcasing provocative and thoughtful lyrics push through to the forefront like a shining center piece at a feast for your ears. Heavy thrashing guitars, ethereal synthesizers, and fast paced rhythms round up the cast for the EP that comes dripping with defiance, a brutal fusion that maintains a metal edge throughout each offering. Lost Voices could be considered a misnomer for the raw and stunning talent featured throughout. Brace yourselves. A storm is coming.
Diagnosed as legally blind at a young age, Ramon naturally felt a strong connection with music. At the age of 3, he began learning the violin. While learning the violin, it quickly became apparent that he was unable to read sheet music provided by his teachers, but that didn’t stop him. He went on to learn the instrument by ear, eventually playing pieces by composers like Bach at a very young age. At the age of 11, Ramon decided to take on the guitar. Just like the violin, he learned completely by ear, only this time he did not have any help from teachers.
Ramon is entirely self-taught on guitar. Eventually, he became fascinated with the idea of writing and producing music, so he began teaching himself how to arrange songs, produce, mix and master his own music in his late high school years. During his time in college, Ramon began taking steps to start pursuing music.After trying and failing several times to form a band, he eventually decided to take on the endeavor by himself, thus starting Andromida in 2016.