We’ve reached out to our metal and hard rock brethren across the land, asking that they contribute prose to our recent series of guest columns. We ran a recent series on Five Albums That Will Change You, and the response was overwhelming.
The new topic is Three Bands You May Not Know About But Should, and we asked that each guest writer jot down a brief description of what makes each band worthy of our attention. Today, we are excited to continue this ongoing series with an entry from A Story of Rats’ Garek J. Druss and Andrew Crawshaw.
Been waiting a long time to have a material release from this despondent folk duo. Jessica Way of Worm Ouroboros and Lenny Smith of Atriarch create beautifully somber and honest music. There have been some recordings drifting around for sometime now and there is finally gonna be a proper release brought to life by Graceless Recordings.
Can’t wait to hear their latest release finished and in its entirety. They are dedicated to their craft and their new album is crushingly engaging.
Made up of 2/3rds of the late great Playing Enemy, their sound straddles a line between the machine-like pummeling of Godflesh, and 90′s noise rock akin to Craw, Dazzling Killmen and Distorted Pony. With a precision most bands can only dream of attaining, they shift seamlessly from breakneck polyrhythms to lurching repetitions.
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