American post-metal outfit Myopic have tried their hand at a variety of extreme metal subgenres, slowly realigning themselves from death metal to black metal until reaching the form you hear on new song “Earth’s Mantle.” Their black metal leanings can be heard on the new offering, as blast beats and tremolo-picked riffs do battle with massive post-metal and doom instrumentation; vocals range from hypnotic, full-bodied cleans to raspy screams.
“Our goal has always been to take the listener on a journey in each song, telling a story not just with the words, but with the music itself,” Myopic state. “We’re interested in seeing where a song goes and how it develops from one part to the next, and how we can tie songs together into larger pieces. We’re always in the process of trying out new ideas, rethinking our songwriting, and testing out material live to see how the audience responds, that’s reflected in the music. This album is the product of many years of working and refining and reflects a lot of different ideas as well as the journey we’ve been on as a band and where we’re going next.”
Listen to “Earth’s Mantle” above, and pre-order Myopic here.
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