There must be something in the water in Chicago that is causing it to be America’s new heavy metal capital. The list of insanely great bands hailing from the windy city is as long as your arm, and growing seemingly by the minute. At the forefront of that movement is a doomy, post-metal band that call themselves The Atlas Moth. Their sound manages to be both ethereal and crushingly heavy, while always maintaining an element of (dare I say it?) beauty.
Leviathan Scar Sighted CD | MP3
Profound Lore Records
Release date: March 3, 2015
I am probably the last person on the planet to offer up a review of the new Leviathan album Scar Sighted. This was by design. You see, I needed to spend some time with this record to convince myself that it was actually possible for this album to be even greater than the hurricane of hype that proceeded it. I wanted to make sure that my opinion wasn’t being influenced by the barrage of glowing reviews and the fact that it seemed everyone in the U.S. black metal scene and beyond were absolutely abuzz about its greatness. So, after I got a chance to sit down with the record upon it’s release back on March 3rd, I was left completely speechless and wondering if my love of Leviathan coupled with all of that anticipation was just causing a wave of momentary euphoria. So I decided to spend some quality time with Scar Sighted and judge its staying power after a few weeks and, boy, am I glad that I did.