Alcest, Battle of Mice, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cult of Luna, Boris
In the space of just three tracks, Los Angeles’s Draagyn packs so much disarming power that you really have to wonder how she’s not already a big name in the rarefied world of Art Metal/ Avant Gard. By turns invoking the quirky stylism of Karen O, and the sticky/sweet malevolence of a howling Julie Christmas, the “Bent Rib” EP deserves a serious listen for any Rock and Metal fan looking for something a little different.
Talented multi-instrumentalist and song writer Draagyn avoids the majority of stereotyping and labelling by throwing whatever is required by the song in at the judicious moment; be it blast beats and blackened screams, or ethereal Post Metal soundscapes. Primarily, it succeeds by the quality of the songs themselves, an emphasis on building tension and menace to be released with the heaviest crescendo of Metallic fury by way of odd time signatures, sudden chops and changes, and her amazingly varied vocal delivery. Safe to say we’ll be looking forward to a debut full album release.
Well worth a listen, “Bent Rib” showcases a fresh and bold approach to song writing, and one hell of a voice.
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