Balsam Grove is an alternative metal/post-hardcore band from Corpus Christi, TX. The band comprises of vocalist/guitarist Larry Hansen, bassist Michael Ermis, lead guitarist Logan Wood, and drummer Bryan Renkes.
The band formed in January 2018 after the four met as classmates in the Sound Recording Technology (SRT) program at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. With the help of manager/producer Gigi Garcia, they began working on their debut EP, Echoes of the Past, which was released on August 25, 2018. The EP spawned three singles, "Echoes of the Past", "The Last Day You Ever Saw Me", and "Cause & Effect". A music video was released for the title track, as well as a 10-minute video documentary detailing their recording process and origins.
Balsam Grove's style is a blend of a variety of music genres including alternative rock, heavy metal, post-hardcore and metalcore, doom metal, sludge metal, indie rock, ambient music, shoegaze, dream pop, and grunge. Some of their influences include Rush, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Megadeth, Coheed and Cambria, Underoath, Deftones, Turnover, Glassjaw, Mastodon, Gojira, Meshuggah, Wage War, Title Fight, Dance Gavin Dance, and Radiohead.
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