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"Fall Apart" is the follow-up to GABRIEL’s debut single, "What A Shame". This song is about finding our inner strength to overcome the things in life that could easily break us, if we let it. From the beginning you are struck by the booming guitar of Gabriel Metzger. The song breaks down allowing the tormented emotion of Phil Walker’s vocals to come through. Heavy riffs build again and the song resolves with a guitar solo clashing with the dissonant rhythm guitar that shows the conflicting emotions within us all. "Fall Apart" gives listeners permission to bend, without breaking.
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GABRIEL has unleashed their second single “Fall Apart” and it’s a heavy hitting, blues-infected, shredding tune meant to help us discover our inner strength when things get rough.
With great riff composition, technique and skill, GABRIEL builds the pillars of experience and consciousness in his work and "Fall Apart" follows the best American rock traditions of Grand Funk and Lynyrd Skynyrd...
"Fall Apart" is rock in the vein with the right to riff battle.
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With heavy instrumentals, right at the beginning we are already faced with a thunderous guitar that, throughout the music, is amplified by riffs and heavy solos, very well united with the drums and that fit perfectly with Phil Walker's torn, venting and exciting vocals.
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Gabriel Metzger is only 18 years old, but he spent the lion's share of his life playing the guitar. Like every skills practice, it builds the muscles of experience and awareness in their work. GABRIEL is his own American band through which the guitarist shows us his ideas in the form of powerful rock singles. 'Fall Apart' is one of them. At the beginning of the composition we hear how the drive seventh chords turn into cascading guitar riffs. The lyrics reveal the idea of finding inner strength and overcoming doubts. Man always struggles with his fears and only this allows him to move forward. The wonderful culmination of 'Fall Apart' introduces us to a simple and elegant guitar solo. And even further, in the finale, the killing guitar in a duel echoes with a crazy rock machine, reflecting on this example the internal struggle of the protagonist.
Showcasing classic hard rock swells and sleek modern production, the emerging band’s debut single, “What A Shame,” is a strong introduction into the local scene, which is only further amplified by its dusky and assertive music video.
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“What A Shame” comes as a direct reaction to the current state of social tension and civil unrest. In the hard-hitting single, GABRIEL encourages people to take a moment to sit and listen to one another in hopes that it will create a better understanding of where we are coming from.
Review Fix chats with singer/songwriter Gabriel, who discusses his origin in music, new work, “What a Shame” and his goals for the future.
And just like that… the world shut down. Emerging from the rubble of an unprecedented pandemic met by a rise in social tension (and tensions of all kinds, for that matter), rock artist GABRIEL reminds us how human we all are, made up of skin and bones despite our differences.