Either the YouTube algorithm is getting better or Nuclear Blast paid to promote this, but I just heard the first single of a band I had never heard of before. They have exactly 0 monthly listens and the track went up today so I have to assume this was not only released today but their Spotify account was only just created as well.
The band is Irist and the song is Burning Sage.
I’m excited hearing this because it reminds me of the energy, if not the frenetic sound of The Dillinger Escape Plan, combined with the stabbing riffs Norma Jean are known for (especially in “O God, The Aftermath”) and a little Mastodon thrown in for good measure.
It’s not often I’ll get excited for something that sounds like a mix of stuff I’ve not really listened to for ten years, but honestly this is a great tune. To the point I wanted to share it as soon as possible.
The debut album by Irist, Order of the Mind, will be released by Nuclear Blast on March 27th. The first single, Burning Sage, is out now.