City of Souls Carry Gorgeous Melodies Through Alternative and Progressive “Cruelty” Video [New Zealand]

City of Souls

City of Souls is an alternative/progressive metal band based in Auckland, New Zealand. They formed in 2015 and now hold a lineup of Richie Simpson (vocals), Trajan Schwencke (guitar, backing vocals), Marcus Powell (guitar), Steve Boag (guitar), Daniel Insley (bass), and Corey Friedlander (drums). They’re planning to release their album Synaesthesia on May 1st, which was produced, engineered, and mixed by Forrester Savell (Animals as Leaders, Sikth, Karnivool).

In the meantime, you can get a taste of the band’s unique sound through the single “Cruelty.” While holding a softer proggy style for most of the track, the composition holds a dynamic balance where the angelic melodies inevitably build up to moodier and heavier climaxes. Check out the video for the single below.


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