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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Alternative Hard Rock


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""Holly" Review"

Loya is a musical project of Nathan Johnson who mans all the instruments and vocal duties. His influences are A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails and Deftones, and filter them through a very heavy, harsh light. The opening track “Medium” has crunchy metal guitar riffs that break bones, screams that recall agony, and melodic vocals that send chills up your spine.

“Leaving” is directed with vocals in tribute to the Maynard James Keenan of Tool. The instrumentation is in a spacey and radiant atmosphere. There is a similar layer in the track “Northern.” It’s a journey through a rocky terrain of otherworldly locations. This is my favorite of the bunch. The Maynard influence is very clear in the song “N.A.R.R.” The melody has a punchy descent into madness that recollects the feeling as listening as Tool. The ending is mind-grabbing and chaotic. “Shores” takes you into the canorous sentiment of Trent Reznor’s work. It’s stirred with industrial inspired rhythms that give the song a distinctive aspect of emotion.

Clearly, if you enjoy the works of Tool and A Perfect Circle, you will enjoy this release. For the Deftones fans, the guitar work on this release will be familiar and satisfying. As I mentioned before, there’s a deep lowness to the guitar tone that leave deep cracks all over the instrumentations. The constant similarities of the music with its influence don’t devalue the art behind these tunes. Johnson takes his favorite artists all paint them onto his own canvas. - The Musical Junkie


Holly — January 6th, 2016 — Unsigned



Founded in 2014, Loya is the body of music that serve's as Nathan Johnson's platform to express his taste for all music dark and textural. Drawing from influence from all over the board including rock, djent, trip-hop, nu-metal, ambient, and industrial, Loya's works culminate in emotional alternative rock tracks familiar to fans of Deftones, A Perfect Circle and Nine Inch Nails.

Purchase Loya's "Holly" today for $4 at loyaband.bandcamp.com

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