There is little doubt that Texas-based metalcore outfit Kublai Khan are one of the heaviest bands on the Rise Records roster, and on new album Nomad, they are clearing away any that remain. On new song “B.C.” (streaming below), Kublai Khan wade through chunky riffs and bombastic rhythm section to a pulverizing breakdown that ends the song.
“‘B.C.’ describes the illusion of religious importance through history and fact,” explains vocalist Matt Honeycutt. “The lyrics illustrate the use of religion to extinguish indigenous people on multiple continents. Illuminating the use of religion to justify slavery and erase cultural identities and origins.”
“The video depicts ancient people gathering around a fire in a display of dance and celebration,” Honeycutt adds. “The link between us and our ancestors isn’t as far away as we would like to believe. In my eyes, gathering together for music, yelling, and moving our bodies are all core ways that we as humans release our inner energy. Taking a step back in time to satisfy the primitive ways that we still share with our ancestors. Whether it be around a fire or inside a venue the base emotion and heart-pounding rush remains relatively unchanged through time.”
Watch the video below and pre-order Nomad through Rise Records.