When we last heard from our heroes in Everything is Terrible, they were engaging in a battle royale luchador style in the video for their song “Into Discomposure”. The Danish progressive metal band now returns with a shiny new track mere days before they drop their album, Intensely Distressed and on the Verge of Mental Collapse. Hmm…with an album title like that, it sounds like the boys might be in some trouble. Let’s take a listen to their new song, “Obsolescent”.
Nope, things seem to be in order here! “Obsolescent” brings the unmitigated heaviness with djenty guitar riffs that would make Misha Mansoor salivate. Strong and commanding vocals, fierce drums and bass round out a rhythm-intensive opening section, before allowing the track to breathe with a nice, progressive soundscape. The bass gets seated closer to the front of the mix for a beautiful slow section; afterwards, the song bears its full weight on your ears again. All the elements at play here are as solid as a castle wall, but the unsung hero is the drumming: it’s precise and hits just right to make your feet tap along. “Obsolescent” presses all the right buttons!
Thanks again to Everything is Terrible for giving us the pleasure of premiering more of the band’s new material! Their album Intensely Distressed and on the Verge of Mental Collapse comes out this Saturday, November 18, 2017 on all platforms. Check the band out on Facebook, Instagram and Bandcamp.