The Awful Truth
"Meridian provides outcast anthems, songs for those who refuse to conform to the ways of the world. With a metal meets pop-punk feel, this will have fans off their feet."
"Ballsy US hardcore backed up by pop sensibilities that'll keep you bouncing off the walls all summer."
Metal Hammer (UK)
Meridian is comprised of lead vocalist David Mitchell, lead guitarist Juan Espinosa, rhythm guitarist Chris Evanko, bassist Chris Titer, and drummer Ronnie Scocozza. Every single one of the five young members is talented at their instruments and at working together to become a tight, precise unit. Mitchell’s vocals range from intense, loud screaming to melodic singing much like the sound of Vic Fuentes’ voice (from Pierce the Veil).
Every band has an outlier song that stands far away from the rest of the songs put out by the band. This outlier tends to be defined by its slower tempo, melancholy guitar parts, and heart-wrenching vocals and lyrics. For Memphis May Fire, it’s “Miles Away” featuring Kellin Quinn (from Sleeping with Sirens). For Pierce the Veil, it’s “Hold On Till May” featuring Lindsey Stamey (from Oh No Fiasco!). For Meridian, it’s “Clarity,” and it’s not featuring anyone except the amazing artists already in the band.
Zoe Adler is a music journalist from Long Beach, California. Besides her website, which is her pride and joy, she works with the GRAMMY Foundation and the Long Beach Independent. Additionally, Ms. Adler is a musician, spending half of her time playing the flute, piccolo, trombone, and marching baritone. She has been with TeenView Music since the very start and hopes to make something of it in the future.