By now, you should know the drill.
We’ve been having musicians from across metal’s grand spectrum pen brief guest columns for us on a number of engaging topics: must-read books, must-see films, and bands you may not know but absolutely should.
Today’s column was written by the members of the band Flummox.
I have seen nearly every incarnation of Ophiuchus, and they always get better as time goes by. Their perfect mix of black and death Metal, riddled with evilly distorted chords, demonic sounds, and an insanely tight rhythm section, is the perfect Tennessean homage to Satan.
They’ve opened for Deicide, Pentagram, Goatwhore, and Warbringer, among others, and have been kept an underground secret for nearly 7 years. Their latest album, Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc, is by far the best thing they have put out. It doesn’t give you a chance to breath as it beats you to death with your own rib cage, freshly ripped out of your chest by the demonic beast it has summoned through your speakers. — Drew Jones, guitars and vocals
The first time I caught this band, they were a brother/sister duo that managed to blow my mind away. They recently made some very interesting musical changes, and now consist of a 5 piece line-up made up of some of the finest musicians Nashville, Tennessee, has to offer: Scott Fernandez on 12 string bass, Josh Dent on cello, Jo Cleary on violin and vocals, Rechal Gerlach on drums, and ring-leader, guitarist, and vocalist Zach Ferrin.
The band’s sound is nothing short of magical; blending gypsy folk rhythms with a heavy atmosphere provided by mostly acoustic instrumentation. What they do is best said within their name. They tell their own fables and cry their narratives by weaving them within their perfectly balanced songs & vaudevillian stage-antics. — Blake Dellinger, bass and lead vocals
Indian Handcrafts is kind of the band I’ve been looking for. They have this perfect balance of sludgy and catchy riffs without sacrificing creativity. Their broad spectrum of influences from sludge metal to punk and even indie rock makes this band fun as hell to listen to. They recently announced a new record for 2015, and needless to say, I’m ecstatic! — Jody Lester, drums and vocals
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