Brutus Arrive With a ‘Burst’ of Beauty and Wrath
Belgian trio Brutus mix elements of punk rock, progressive metal and post-hardcore into a bizarre and infectious stew. The band is set to release their debut record, Burst, and today you can hear the whole thing front to back. Opener "March" slides between downtuned riffs and soaring, beautiful choruses with a quickness. "Not Caring" adds in black metal-esque drumming and riffing, but leads into a post-rock arpeggio before things slam into darkness — a take on the genre that's rarely heard. The band can seemingly do anything they set their minds to — from the crazy technical riffs of "Crack / Waste" to the simple, deep groves of "Bird," they take on all these different genres with confidence and skill.
Hear "Burst" below, and pre-order the album from Sargent House.