Far From Refuge has been refining their unique blend of metalcore, melodic death metal, and progressive metal, seasoned with a healthy dose of djent and electronica, delivering captivating compositions that entwine intricate guitars with antagonistic vocals to underpin engrossing commentary from the human condition to tales of cosmic interlopers, and anything in between.
Drawing inspiration from artists such as Periphery, Linkin Park and TesseracT, among many others, the band are carving their own path in the modern metal scene. The fruits of their labour were first revealed to the world in 2018 in the form of 3 singles, along with a music video. In February of 2019, their eponymous debut EP was released to critical acclaim, followed by two more music videos and another single.
2020 looks to be even busier for Far From Refuge, with an intense release pipeline of new songs & music videos, complemented by a schedule of concert slots where, as usual, their neck wrenchingly energetic, yet resoundingly melodious live performances will thrill audiences even farther away from their hometown of Cambridge.
Suran Jayathilaka – Vocals
Joél Sutherland - Guitar/Vocals
Jonathan Graye - Guitar
Matt Poskitt - Bass/Vocals
Ákos Kobela – Drums
“a fusion of Metalcore, Progressive Metal and Melodic Death Metal in equally high, possibly lethal doses”
The polished nature of the tunes and high quality mix and mastering job allows for all the elements to shine while the band showcase some impressive musicianship.
“Promising stuff indeed...”
On Far From Refuge the band of the same name give a fine account of themselves, and certainly leave no doubt hanging in the air as to their undoubted talent.
Ferry Templeton – Sentinel Daily
“Far From Refuge’s ‘There Was a Light’ Is Straightforward, Breakdown-Heavy Metalcore”
“If you love prog metal/metalcore, keep an eye on these boys, you won’t be disappointed.”
Liam – Musipedia Of Metal