Raftree are a band from New Jersey that plays a mixture of metal, alternative and indie rock and this is a review of their self released 2013 single "What I Say" which was released by 12-23 Records..
The single starts out with a very dark and heavy rock sound and a few seconds later melodic vocals start to kick in and at time s they get aggressive in certain sections and you can also hear a good amount of groove in the music which also leads up to classic rock style solos and leads.
On the following tracks the band starts mixing in metal with more alternative and progressive sounds and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and on the last track the music starts sounding a bit more darker.
With this single Raftree bring in a very mainstream sound that is influenced by metal, alternative and hard rock an d they also have a great amount of melody in their music and I would not be surprised if a major label finds this band.
Song lyrics cover everyday themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Raftree are a very decent sounding mixture of metal, indie rock and alternative and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "WHat I Say". 8 out of 10.