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Specializing in equal parts brutality, melody and the ethereal, Minnesota’s ASHBRINGER began their black metal metamorphosis in 2013 as the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Nick Stanger. After releasing two albums, 2015’s Vacant and 2016’s Yūgen, the band signed with Prosthetic Records in 2017.
Nick Stanger (guitar/vocals)
Nathan Wallestad (bass)
Ian Sutherland (drums)
Cormac Piper (keyboards)
Minneapolis dwellers Cole Benson, Chad Padelford and Tim Leick first got together in 2013 playing instrumental post rock. It wasn’t long after that the three’s influences of Eyehategod and the Melvins, Boris and Tool & Evoken and Mournful Congratulation began to manifest naturally through their music creating a more sonically cathartic endeavor. Livid was born after that.
Straya’s latest album, Sobereyed (2018), is a 57-minute work that represents two years of writing and growth. One might be inclined to label it progressive rock, “experimental,” or even post-metal—but it’s more apt to describe the contents: There are bursts of black metal and abrupt cornet solos; abrasive synthesizers and a 28-guitar choir; extended ambient and death metal sections; expressionistic aphorisms at a near whisper and confessional, blistering screams.