Band Photo | Rage of Light Facebook
4.20! Today we discovered Rage of Light, a metalcore band from Switzerland; who according to Metal Archives; were formed in 2007 yet released their first [5 Track] EP, 'Chasing A Reflection' on February 27th, 2016. Currently, they are independent; unsigned.
Music videos from the aforementioned 2016 album include [Track #02] "Deception"; [Track #03] "Lollipop (Aqua Metal Cover); and [Track #04] "Sick."
Within 2017 they released  new singles and music videos, "Twilight of the Thunder God (Amon Amarth Cover)" [02.22.17] and "Mechanicals" [08.09.17].
On January 25th, 2018 they released their newest single, "I Can, I Will."
The [3 Piece] band includes Melissa Bonny (Vocals), Jonathan Pellet (Vocals, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Drum Programming) and Noé Schüpbach (Guitar).
We're reviewing their first EP, [6 total] current music videos, and current social media updates. Join us for this new music playlist!
Gif | "Deception"
"Metal is combined with trance; melody binds to violence -
1. "Chasing a Reflection" | This song starts off with keyboards and soft synth chords reminiscent of the band Aqua; when the electro beat and vocals come in, the nostalgic rhythm persists. Around the 0:44(s) mark, the electronic melody shifts to metal with an addition of heavy bass, guitar and drum that dilute into solos. The lyrics by Melissa, "No matter how hard I try; Innocence dies" clashes into a guttural scream cross-duet with Jonathan; their band identity immediately immortalized.
2. "Deception" | Also commencing with a keyboard melody and electronics; a computer screen shows us the tracking of the instruments in production. We are introduced to Melissa's spirit at 0:30(s) she head-bangs to the intro dance beat; an early cross-duet with Jonathan here, while the former tackles the soprano clean vocals, the latter strikes with the tenor or baritone. Lyrics accompany on screen.
3. "Lollipop (Aqua Metal Cover)" | Ahh! What an awesome concept, a metal version of the 1997 original best hit "Lollipop" by Aqua from Copenhagen, Denmark who are also famous for the tune "Barbie Girl." If you might recall, Aqua consisted of a vocal balance between Lene Nystrøm and René Dif with Søren Rasted on the keyboards. This accurate cover by Rage of Light adds hardcore depth to the dance breakdowns, so much head-banging and dancing by the members; so awesome to watch!
Gif | "Lollipop (Aqua Metal Cover)"
4. "Sick" | Alright, this one is heavier because the bass and drums alert you from the start; the visuals introduce us to beautiful scenery amidst lush green trees in the forest. We hear the strongest dynamic range from Melissa; she harmonizes with herself and Jonathan through a mirror. Around 2:50 expect one of the sickest [pun-intended] guitar solos by Noé from the entire album.
5. "Requiem" | The last track from their 2016 EP is also one of the most sentimental, from the daunting introduction mood from the keyboards; yet electronic transitions into dub-step shredding beside drums, guitar, bass, and heavy vocals. Melissa expands her delivery to opera range soprano, and the mood turns into powerful excitement; Really enjoy the transition of emotion here; sadness cured! Everytime the dub seeps in, my heart leaps. Favorite!
Rage of Light | Newest Singles & Music Videos [2017 & 2018] | Review
1. "Twilight Of The Thunder God (Amon Amarth Cover)" | 02.22.17 | This is a cover from Swedish melodic death metal band titled Amon Amarth and you can view the original 2008 recording of this song here: "Twilight Of The Thunder God | By: Amon Amarth." The two music videos have the same scenery in common, snow-capped mountain ranges in the background; although the film by Rage of Light is newer, and hence, higher def! Melissa slays this cover and this landscape!
Gif | Twilight Of The Thunder God"
2. "Mechanicals" | 08.09.17 | We hear a sampled movie-like narrative at the initiation of this song, "Please; Send us some help; They are taking control" sets the thrilling tone! We are greeted with close-ups of decaying isolated architecture, an abandoned factory. Melissa experiments with white contacts and robotic E-T make-up; Noé slams guitar solos on set of the factory. The lyrics become more in-depth, tackling global sustainability: "As we wanted more and more, and we're becoming blind; our creations became the loss of our kind. Now we try to hide from the mistakes we made; Torn apart by guilt we run in vain." E-P-I-C @ 5:22 Min, solo by Jonathan, met by Melissa's whisper, counter-attacked by Noé's guitar.
3. "I Can, I Will" | 01.25.18 | Their sound has only enhanced since 2016, they've entered 2018 as giants; Melissa's clean and harsh vocals along with Jonathan's are the first of the kind in this generation; Noé's guitar solos are ethereal. Searching for the opportunity to attend this triad-symphony live has risen to the top of my bucket list.
Rage of Light | 2018 Tour Schedule | Social Media Updates
While we could not locate any official upcoming tour dates; at-least in the U.S; we did find that Melissa also contributes and tours as a vocalist with the metal bands: Serenity [Austria] and Evenmore [Switzerland]. As of January, 2018 she was touring with the former, according to an Instagram announcement highlighted below.
Gif | "Mechanicals"