Cage9 has recently released their song for “Everything You Love Will Someday Die” from their new record “Illuminator”, released June 3rd. The song opens with a catchy acoustic guitar riff that eventually escalates into your classic metallic rock song, with the anticipated energetic drum sequence and edgy electric guitar solo.
As you can imagine, the song is a bit of a downer. “We’re built to suffer. We’re built to break” are the first lyrics sung. The rest of the song follows this melancholic message, as lyrics like “Everything you wish for, everything you make, everything that’s perfect slowly fades away” dominate the chorus. Cage9 front man Evan Rodaniche dedicated this song to his father who recently passed away from a two-year battle with cancer, and Rodaniche effectively portrays his frustration and grief in his vocals.
About half-way through the song, I was happily surprised with the bridge that revealed a glimmer of hope in this otherwise terrifying world. “Don’t give up. Don’t hang your head in sorrow” was sung before the typical angsty guitar solo dominated the next 30-45 seconds of the song.
Everything about this song emulates the typical metallic rock song, but there are a couple of pleasant surprises. The acoustic guitar riff in the beginning sets itself apart from the rest of the song and adds a nice element to the song, and the piano towards the end that fades out the melody is an enjoyable and unexpected finale. All in all, it’s a catchy tune that leaves us with the message that life pretty much sucks and there’s nothing we can do about it, but knowing the story behind the song definitely helps the listener empathize with Rodaniche and understand his frustration. This band is a staple for all die-hard metallic rock fans, and you better hop on the Cage9 train before they blow up.
Make sure and check out their new music video, which was filmed completely DIY with a cast of 40+ diverse members of the Los Angeles community.
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Review by: Brooke B.