Tuesday, 11 February 2020

SOMN

BandSOMN
GenresPunk / Post Rock / Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal / Metal / Screamo / Skramz / Emo-violence / Black Metal / Ambient
Related artists?.
CountrySaint Petersburg RUSSIA
Years Active2018-present
Song: "The All-devouring"
Album: "The All-devouring"
Year: 2019
For fans of: Deafheaven, Blue Noise, Hope Drone, Nic (aka ██████)['selvə], An Autumn Of Crippled Children, Still, Wolves In The Throne Room, Love/Lust and R.Josef.
Label(s): Elusive Sound
This post's artist is from the January 2020 Mix. This is track #1.
You can download: the February 2020 Mix#2 right here or get the new March 2020 Mix#3 here.

"Dave, have you finished your Best of 2019 yet?"

"Ha, please rephrase the question."

"Dave, have you started your Best of 2019 yet?"

"Ha, no. But you can bet your ass SOMN'll be on that goddamned list. Cuz...y'know...holy shit."

Yeah I could end it there, but I'll say a few words about the four songs on 'The All-devouring'. Opener "Sightless" weighs in at over 10 minutes of massive, swelling and all-encompassing post-everything mixed in a bowl of atmospheric black metal. Things get otherworldly for the first time at around 2:30 when the drums hit lightspeed, pretty Fall Of Efrafa-y thereafter and a wonderful mixture of An Autumn Of Crippled Children and Blue Noise (aka lush/epic screamo/black-metal) during the final quarter. "Awe" is the shortest song on here and goes full-tilt from the get-go, hitting a gorgeously dangerous groove at around the two-minute mark which doesn't let up for the rest of the track. "Tempest" has an infectious guitar progression and maniacal shrieking that is very reminiscent of Hope Drone...so therefore I love this track, just like the entire EP. But it's the closer and title track "The All-devouring" that reigns supreme on this one. It's unrelenting, insidious, dark and apocalyptic in both sound and delivery. The entire album climaxes at about the 7-minute mark, creating an ethereal, hypnotic and crushing conclusion.

I don't know what the band is up to next, but I'm beyond smitten. This is amazing.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2019 - The All-devouring LP (stream/buy here)

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(2019) SOMN - "The All-devouring" (from 'The All-devouring')

(2019) SOMN - "Tempest" (from 'The All-devouring')

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SOMN additional links

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