W I R E S
All hail the band named W I R E S, and their prog-metal brilliance. For all those waiting for Deftones’ performance at Ozzfest, or At the Drive-in’s next U.S. tour, I highly recommend you keep an eye out for these guys as well. Their debut album Lithopedion is a gut-turning work of art that takes feelings of despair and emotional confinement, and releases them in a cathartic tidal wave of intricate, calculated METAL. Ryan Janke on the drums is seemingly delirious with rhythm when witnessed live; his raw talent with grooves and complex meters is…(fun?) to watch, as he smiles through his incendiary drumming- a smile, almost perfectly in contrast with his blast beats. Max Diaz’s screaming and high-range vocals hold itself in style with Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta and At the Drive-in, and I am left stunned and impressed by his massive pedalboard, making me realize I’ve never seen a bassist with so much to step on. The strings in this band are ethereal, gritty, and Radiohead inspired, to say the least. Travis [the Couch] effectively uses his gear to the point of oblivion, and I mean that while watching him play, I occasionally forget that he isn’t a wizard, but a dude with a SUPER kickass guitar sound. This band and their music just might kill me one day…but one can only dream. Until then, check out their facebook and Instagram, follow them on everything, and come tell me how you loathe my existence for not telling you about them earlier.