Hope Drone: Cloak of Ash (Relapse, 2015). I did a marathon metal listening session earlier this week and this record is my favorite of the four. I’m enjoying the whole band, but the guitar player is really stealing the show. A lot of really engaging and interesting chord progressions — not your standard power chord ka-chunk up side the head but almost melodic post hardcore waves of noise. Heavy to be sure, but infused with some melancholy. The whole band locks together really well and I really like the singer who spends most of his time wailing and screaming. I find the desperate screams for help to be much more satisfying than the freaky caveman throat rumbling.
Check these guys out, this is a beautiful piece of heavy music.