The Anatomy Of: Wake

The ongoing transformation of Wake is a fascinating one. The Calgary-based atmospheric extreme metal act skirts around so many genre lines that we can't seem to agree on where to place them in the greater spectrum of metal subgenres. We reached out to Wake to gain some sort of insight into what inspires a once-grind band to become the fresh face of post-metal and the influential records that make up the sonic and melodic vocabulary you can expect to hear on their upcoming full length Thought Form Descent, out July 22nd through Metal Blade Records.

Undeath – It’s Time… To Rise From The Grave

There is a simplicity to Undeath's sound in their emphasis on songwriting and powerful riffing, and one would be hard pressed to find a band as catchy as them in the OSDM sphere. As was the case with Lesions, their hotly anticipated follow-up It's Time... To Rise From The Grave is a masterclass in death metal, and a clear love-letter to the genre's history.