Recording artists have the opportunity to create something that represents who they are and where they have been. On his full length LP, Empress, Berahmand does just that by sharing deeply moving lyrics, catchy melodies, and a plethora of sonic layers. It’s a difficult thing to try to put Berahmand into a category because there is so much freedom in his songwriting. This album has rock, blues, electronic, hip-hop, and alternative influences. My first time through the entire album I didn’t know what to expect, and it did not disappoint.
Last September I had the opportunity to catch my first Berahmand show after being introduced to his music. The entire time Berahmand was on stage I was waiting to see what was going to happen next. The band was incredible, the songs were powerful, and the show never stopped. His entire set was a seamless blend of songs and an honest exchange with the audience.
-Luke Neil, Sounds of PDX