Within Rust
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Within Rust

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Progressive


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Next up were Delta new rockers, Within Rust. The lone four-piece of the night has some of the more sonically interesting tunes I’ve heard coming from the Greater Vancouver area, and their live effort mirrors that ingenuity. Hard-hitting riffs and shoegaze undertones were complemented by Nolen Scott’s sweeping range, wails flowing effortlessly into falsetto.

The band performed a selection of their current discography, from “Alive with Ease” off their 2013 EP, Born, to newly released single “Interstate.” In fact, a fair bit of material set to appear on their debut full-length crept into their set; I can’t recall if Scott announced the title, but a track introduced as “their take on indie pop” carried contemporary jazz elements not prominent on their previous releases. Pushing boundaries extends further than the studio walls for Within Rust, who utilize live shows as an opportunity to experiment with renditions that vary from their studio recordings. Heightened power chords and vocal-instrumental dynamics elevated “The Taking” beyond the more-or-less mellowed original to a state of jarring tension.

At times, heavy guitars and slurred vocal delivery made it difficult to understand what Scott was singing. I am sure the lyrics hold a lot of meaning to the band, and it would have been nice to hear them in a way the audience could connect with as well.

I appreciated their effort to engage the crowd, with Scott initiating a brief clapping sequence and sharing back story to each song. But it is their music, a relentless amalgamation of progressive metal and sonic rock, that truly brings out their innovative nature. Passionate and enigmatic, Within Rust yield to the unconventional – and it plays to their advantage. - Permanent Rain Press

"A Journal of Musical Things Top 11 Playlist"

*placed 3rd on playlist* - Alan Cross


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Within Rust pride themselves on having a big sound, and a small engine. Self managed, run ragged, and always balancing a thousand ideas at once. It’s this kind of ethic that results in songs like “Rorschach”, with a clear ode to 90's Post Hardcore, and “The Taking” a Killers esque Indie track with a nod to Pink Floyd.

In mixing such disparate genres as Progressive Rock and Post-hardcore, there’s a lot of room for error, but Within Rust is able to wind all these and more into a strange and accessible Indie Rock package.

They present these ideas live, with ease, and have done so around the continent. After a 2014 summer stint in the states, broken only by a showcase at The Roxy for ‘Seeds’ presented by 99.3 The Fox, the four boys have truly left a sizeable dent in the sonic sphere.

The band is currently polishing off their debut album, a tour de force of tasteful songwriting and progressive ideas.  Accompanying the album will be a major PR campaign and an April 2016 US tour.

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