Emerging Georgia metal band Irist has released the second single, “Severed,” from their heavily anticipated album, “Order of the Mind,” that’s out March 27th from Nuclear Blast. The band’s recent upward trajectory can be traced just a few short weeks back to the premiere of their crushing first single, “Burning Sage,” which set the metal scene ablaze with its rousing infusion of progressive metal and vitriol hardcore that “explore the endless avenues of technical, crafted facepunch, multilayered production approach, even bits of South American folklore” (MetalInjection.net). Now, the band follows with another massive track, “Severed,” that further demonstrates dynamic songwriting, lyrical depth and the power of their riffs on their “breathtaking debut” (Kerrang.com).
Discussing the meaning behind the new song, vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho says, “‘Severed’ is about transcendence. It is a dark song that talks about detachment from material things and connecting with nature. It’s supernatural vibe contrasts with aggressive elements that make for a moody yet commanding song.”
Introduction To The Band – https://youtu.be/Qyekg-tAE7U
“Burning Sage” Music Video – https://youtu.be/sYk7vOpLVgg
On “Order of the Mind,” IRIST’s skillful songwriting is jaw droppingly impressive, and although only together for a relatively short period of time, they sound years ahead of a “debut” record and more like a well-seasoned band in the prime of their career. While there are vestiges of the group’s pan-South American heritage throughout Order of the Mind, the band’s collective influences come from all parts of the heavy spectrum. From The Melvins, Ratos de Porão, and Alice in Chains to The Dillinger Escape Plan, Soundgarden, and Converge, IRIST fold in, twist fervently, and scorch their faves until they’re decidedly protean and uniquely a product of the fivesome’s songwriting prowess. In many respects, Order of the Mind is itinerant, introspective, portentous, indefatigable in its attack, but that’s not all it is either. IRIST’s angst-powered thrusts are distinctly advanced utilizing opposing forces, textures, and layers, so no single sonic model fits perfectly.
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“Order of the Mind” Tracklisting:
- Burning Sage
- Dead Prayers
- Order of the Mind
- The Well