“Forming out of the ashes of Mayfly- Dayton, Ohio duo Jared Lacey and Adam Thompson are Poetic Descent, and what you get is soaring rhythms on top of pounding drum sections with vocals both harmonious and in the next breath utterly destructive.”
Poetic Descent is an Alternative Metal band from Dayton, Ohio featuring former members of Mayfly (Voluminous Records). Their music has been compared to bands like Incubus, Deftones, Disciple, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Dead Poetic, and Funeral for a Friend.
All songs were composed by Jared Lacey who, after discovering that the biblical Hebrew meaning of his first name was "to descend", created the name Poetic Descent. Lyrically, his songs touch on topics such as the existence of God, addiction, his mother's death, domestic abuse, martyrdom, homosexuality and pride.
Jared (vocals, guitar, bass) and Adam Thompson (drums) entered the Darkroom Recording Studio (Piqua, OH) to record six songs with Justin Moore shortly after Mayfly announced its end in March of 2017. These songs were released as singles online on all major streaming and download sites starting in March of 2018 with the final song being released in June of 2018. Since then, their debut single, Close Encounter, has had much success on the radio staying in the top ten on the Christian Rock National Airplay Billboard chart six weeks in a row from May through June.
In November of 2018, the duo re-entered the studio with Jake Bryant (former guitarist for Dangerkids) and Shaun O'Shaughnessy (Encore Recording Studios in Dayton, OH) to record a new single titled Pariah which was released on March 29th, 2019. This song was initially composed by manager and former Mayfly guitarist, Joel Holycross, but was rewritten by Jared and Adam. Joel's voice is featured on Pariah, as well. Pariah ended up finishing off 2019 at #8 on ChristianRock.Net's Top 100 chart and #54 on Christian Music Weekly's Top 100 Rock chart.