Tuesday, 17 March 2020

WE ARE AMONG STORMS

GenresPunk / Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal / Metal / Metallic Hardcore / Doom / Sludge
Related artistsHexis, Église and The Psyke Project.
CountryCopenhagen DENMARK
Years Active2018-present
Song: "My Collection"
Album: "We Are Among Storms"
Year: 2018
For fans ofÉgliseDemersal, Lentic Waters, I Am A Curse, Orphan Donor, HexisLamantide, Converge, Isis, Old Man Gloom, Llynch, Barque, Nine Eleven, The Minor Times and Rorcal.
Label(s): Self Released
This post's artist is from the March 2020 Mix. This is track #1.
You can download: the March 2020 Mix#3 right here or get the new April 2020 Mix#4 here.

WE ARE AMONG STORMS are a band from Denmark that released a self titled digital EP in 2018 that ended up on a 12" vinyl split with Hiraki the following year. They play a dark, heaving hardcore with many a nod to the posts, most notably post-hardcore and post-metal. Imagine if Hexis slowed it down a tad and added the subterranean evil of Église and you're pretty much there. They ride some serious grooves, making the songs simultaneously epic, crushing and catchy.

Opener "Summit" will lull you into safety only to tear you apart, utilizing ferocious vocals and a dense, suffocating atmosphere that is indicative of terrible times that we live in. "No Form" is probably the most jarring and least accessible song on the EP, but if you listen to the band's related acts that won't be an issue for you at all. Being the heaviest of the songs, it reminds me most of Rorcal and I Am A Curse with a sagging, semi-chill midsection. "Closure" is the least heavy of the four, but is easily one of my favourites as the aforementioned groove is on full display here, making it damn near beautiful. Bass-heavy yet soaring with that subtle and soothing guitar progression, this three-minute jam speeds up a bit at 1:16 and injects vocals come 1:40 but don't expect it to properly climax, as that is saved for the ultimate WE ARE AMONG STORMS track and closer, "My Collection". This finale is a goddamned behemoth but begins like its predecessor, hooked on slow, brooding instrumentals until the first drop come 1:21, again at 2:28 and the conclusion at 4:30. The headbangability of these explosive sections are undeniable, and the way they culminate right before they go off is uncanny.

They're still active as they are hard at work on a new LP

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DISCOGRAPHY

2019 - We Are Among Storms (aka Hiraki split 12") EP (stream/donate/download here)

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(2019) WE ARE AMONG STORMS - "My Collection" (from 'We Are Among Storms')

(2019) WE ARE AMONG STORMS - "Closure" (from 'We Are Among Storms')

(2019) WE ARE AMONG STORMS - "Summit" (from 'We Are Among Storms')

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WE ARE AMONG STORMS additional links
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