Bands with a multifaceted sound and diverse playbooks tend to leave lasting impressions around these parts. Faith No More. The Dillinger Escape Plan. Devin Townsend. Deftones. Each song from these acts is different, which allows for a dynamic listening experience across the breadth of an album, and in turn, incentivizes multiple spins.
Up and coming Chicago prog metal band Without Waves seems to operate in this spirit, shifting from mathy schizo-prog metal not far from the works of early Between the Buried and Me and Car Bomb and floaty melodic rock currently championed by the likes of Karnivool and Disperse. These styles converge across their debut album Lunar on multiple occasions, but there’s a certain compartmentalization going on between songs that is intriguing.
We’re proud to present the ultimate representation of Without Waves’ lighter side with the 9-minute epic, “Us Against” and its stunning visualizations below.
For a taste of the band’s heavier jams, you can spin the erratic “Sewing Together The Limbs” at this location.
Lunar, which was self-produced at Bricktop Recording with Pete Grossman (Weekend Nachos, Immortal Bird) overseeing and Sanford Parker (Voivod, Pelican, Bloodiest) on mixing duties, is out March 17th via Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders are available at this location.