Sepsiss is a Manchester, NH based Metal act, who has just released their latest single. “Yesterday Isn’t Me” is one of those titles that reads with considerable gravitas. A 6 piece act, Sepsiss isn’t necessarily unlike anything you’ve heard before, but their presentation is rather unique. On “Yesterday Isn’t Me,” the band blends tribal percussion, ethereal undertones, and metallic posturing. They do show true potential, in particular with their charismatic front woman, Melissa Wolfe.
Sepsiss is a product of their generation, as they have utilized social media to their advantage. Melissa Wolfe has an active presence on Facebook and YouTube. Her love of gaming has led her to co-found an online community dedicated to the popular game, Halo. Her outside interests are pertinent, because it’s rather transparent that they have influenced the music of Sepsiss. With her multicolored braids, and invitational movements, Wolfe is like a character straight off of a script. In totality, Sepsiss looks like a group of super hackers that your Republican Uncle warned you about.
Drummer Joe Mercy is highlighted on the single, and rightfully so. His sound is deep and heavy, and the mix is quite thunderous. It’s the drums that are going to initially get people’s attention with this track, followed by Wolfe’s self-assured, yet focused vocals. The guitars are well-tuned and fit the occasion.
If you watch the video for “Yesterday Isn’t Me,” which is currently available on YouTube, you will see why Sepsiss has a considerable following. The band just has something that feels raw, and genuinely untethered, but not in an overly primitive way. Watching it gave me the same feeling I used to get when I would watch MTV 2, at 1 am. It’s like you’re seeing something that is still considered underground, but won’t be for long. Sepsiss has already mastered the one thing that many bands never figure out at all; image.
Sepsiss has firmly established their presence in their home base of Manchester. They’ve won local based awards, and Wolfe is one of those figures that effortlessly captures people’s imagination. If they haven’t already, you can just sense that they are close to taking their act out on the road. It’s there that they will truly discover who they are, and most likely a profound cycle of evolution lies ahead for them. While this process can break some bands, I don’t feel that will be the case with Sepsiss.
The group has shown to be more than savvy when it comes to connecting with their target audience. They are the type of band that confounds other bands who can’t quite figure out how to establish Sepsiss’s sustained presence. As they leave yesterday behind, the future looks bright for the Manchester act.