Named after the fiercest warriors in Greek mythology, Titans in Time brings that same savage spirit to their new album, Vulcan, released this month. Nate Milstein (guitar/vocals), Matt Devonshire (bass), Vince Gillman (vocals), and Matt Bryson (drums) followed up their first EP with a more mature sampling of what Titans in Time is all about.
Rock has more than one sound. Billed as ‘modern rock’, Titans in Time is drawn to the more aggressive edge of a new rock sound. There is a definite diversity in their music as they use influences from all genres in song writing. Devonshire believes that, “Modern rock has a metal twist as opposed to a rock twist, which leads to a more technical instrumentation and is more melodic.” Modern rock takes all the elements of traditional rock that we love to a new level and resonates with new generation Titans in Time fans.
Do over. There is not a person alive who has not wanted to travel back in time and change something. From the song “Rewind”, the words ask, “How is it that you couldn’t believe in me/when everybody else was taking notes from me”, lamenting how we try to validate our choices. It is essential to stand strong to your own beliefs and have faith in yourself, no matter what others may say.
A good song is your song. It is an age-old conundrum determining what goes into making the best songs. Bryson explains, “Another way to look at it is, for a song to be a good song, I don’t necessarily think it always has to be over the top technical. When it comes to rock music, the whole point is that if you can back it up with musicianship, more power to you, it’s even better. But at the end of the day, if you can emotionalize, you can write a good, full, well-written song that your fans can relate to or just immediately connect with. I think that’s really important too.” Music is not one element, but every element together that evokes an alliance between artist and audience.
The live show is engaging as Titans in Time brought the best of their talents to the stage at The Foundry in Lakewood, Ohio, for their CD Release Party. Milstein is a virtuoso of guitar, alternating between sweet, haunting melodies and powerful rock rhythms. The dynamic duo of the Matthews (Bryson and Devonshire) keeps the music cohesive with a melting pot of imaginative bass lines and back beats. With a tour in the planning stages for next year, Titans in Time is already writing and recording new music for fans to enjoy. In the meantime, below is the exclusive premiere of the brand new music video for “How Long”, featured on Vulcan.