Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Synesthesia, A God Or An Other (Demo, 2011)

If you want to be an awesome metal band like Seattle's A God Or An Other, first thing is to have a cool album cover. This one is like Dali meets Roberto Matta. I mean you can't go wrong.

But then you have to back it up and actually be awesome, and I quite dig their atmospheric neo-North American black metal thing they have going on. But then you have to have awesome titles too. So these guys have this one (Synesthesia), and also Xibalba*, also Not An Eye Was Left Open to Weep For the Dead.

*Xibalba is also a Pomona band that plays around San Diego, as evidenced here; Facebook them here. Having exhausted the Abrahamic world, metal is quickly consuming the religious mythology of non-Western peoples. Quick! Someone invent a new religion so metal has some new dark iconery to incorporate!


blasting D said...

yep, A God or an Other is a cool band!

if you're interested in them maybe you'll be interested to read their interview on my blog :

Michael Caton said...

Awesome, thanks for the link. Originally I ran across a review on another blog, these guys get around.