The Pitch: Danish group We Are Among Storms "mix aggressive, heavy moods and serene, uplifting ambiances into one force of nature." Featuring past members of Église, Hexis, and The Psyke Project.
What I Like: As some of you may know, I was a bit of a fanboy for Église and was seriously bummed when they called it quits. As such, when members reached out with this new project, I was stoked. Denmark has arguably one of the most exciting growing hardcore scenes what with their penchant for dark, blackened atmosphere. We Are Among Storms continue along in this vein with a similar approach to Église. If you took that band and infused some of the slower, sludgier elements of LLNN along with the kinetic drumming of Bosse-de-Nage, it might sound a bit like this EP. Something about this album just sounds dirty. It's like the band is playing in some candelit junkie den out of The Crow. Vicous explosions of Converge level fury are broken up by showgazey tension-builders reminiscent of Interpol mixed with the theme from 28 Days Later.
Critiques: More than anything I just need to hear more material. 17 minutes felt just right for this style, so I have concerns about the prospect of a full length. The pacing would have to be just right.
The Verdict: It's always great to see talented musicians rise from the ashes of a former phoenix. We Are Among Storms have a killer combo of morose atmosphere with aceribic hardcore. I'm intrigued to hear more... a split release with They Grieve perhaps?
Flight's Fav's: Summit, No Form
- Review by FlightOfIcarus
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