Shoegaze and Sludge Collide Harmoniously for Greet Death
There are certain types of music that run parallel to each other, but don't always match up, despite possessing similar elements. This is especially evident in shoegaze and sludge metal, two genres driven by heavy effects and killer tones. It's a blessing that Michigan trio Greet Death nailed it on new single "Cumbersome," arriving ahead of their debut LP, Dixieland. The song showcases the band's finest qualities — namely patience in building certain sounds to their fullest potential. It starts off dreamy and wistful, a tinge of pop running throughout. The music swings into a huge, soaring near-chorus (melancholy at its finest), before the increasingly intense guitars put the cherry on top of a chunky, beautiful work of music.
Hear "Cumbersome" below, and pre-order the LP from Flesh and Bone.