The Ever Living — a band that’s been coined with sharing headspace with the likes of Cult of Luna and Isis — will be releasing their debut full length Herephemine on May 4 via Chromism Records. That may still be nearly a month away, but today Nine Circles is excited to premiere the album’s second track, “New Mutiny,” to get you ready for what’s to come.
Dense atmospheres and exceedingly beautiful soundscapes pepper the hour-plus journey here. The London based band garnered many of this album’s themes and ideas while traveling abroad — excess through technology and other means takes on a whole new feel while submersing yourself in the juxtaposing melody and dissonance found throughout Herephemine. A form of post-metal perhaps, but they don’t place themselves within that genre so simply. The album as a whole feels like a sonic exploration of the cinematic kind similar to rock’s early visionaries who were looking for something different and unique. I could go on and on but you need to hear it for yourself. Check it out immediately below.
While the long, slow build of “New Mutiny” does indeed point to post-metal, the band’s experimentation with keys and the subtle spaces between the notes and caustic vocals points to much larger things. In the massive scope of the Herephemine experience, the pauses for breath seem to push the boundaries even further. Vocalist and keyboardist Chris Bevan Lee had this to say about the track:
Our previous release felt like going to war and seeing as this track was the first one to be written for Herephemine, the theme is of us being outsiders in the scene. The track is the band at our most melodic, ferocious and grand. Its structure is unconventional and was written with images in mind.
As previously mentioned, Herephemine will be available May 4 on Chromism Records. For more information on The Ever Living, visit their official website and Facebook page. Preorder physical copies here and digital here.