Oathbreaker

Oathbreaker

Khemmis, Jaye Jayle, Of Feather and Bone

Mon Apr 03 2017

7:00 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

Oathbreaker
Eros|Anteros" is the breathtaking follow up to Oathbreaker's critically acclaimed "Maelstrom" album (Deathwish 2011). Where "Maelstrom" acted as individual fragments of aural shrapnel, "Eros|Anteros" is a monstrous shockwave of sound. It is Oathbreaker's story of love and the anti-love (life and death), and the growth they have experienced through these trials.

In opener "Beeltenis" (Dutch for "Portrait") layers of melodious guitar cry out to one another through the blackness. Acting as a ghostlike warning before Oathbreaker whips calm to chaos. "No Rest for the Weary" then abruptly crashes forward with breakneck speed and from there the floodgates of "Eros|Anteros" are open. As vocalist Caro Tanghe lets out the hair raising screams of "I'll never know what it means - this deadly calm inside", it's clear that this album is more potent and personal than most heavy music; this is a collective soul searching for the band. This is most apparent in brother and sister songs "As I Look Into the Abyss" and "The Abyss Looks Into Me". A stunning pairing that shows Oathbreaker racing through razor sharp metallic riffing before erupting into a vicious emotional explosion. This quarrel continues throughout the "Eros|Anteros", finally coming to a head in the haunting closer "Clair Obscur". A brilliant eleven minute epic that carefully balances shoe-gaze leanings with their wounded post-metal heart.
Khemmis
Slow, loud, heavy – this is Khemmis, a four piece doomed rock 'n' roll outfit from Denver, Colorado. Khemmis combines the gloom of Black Sabbath, the soaring harmonies of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden, and the visceral intensity of YOB and Neurosis.

No regurgitation. No gimmicks. No trends.

In July 2015, the band released Absolution, a six track, forty-minute journey through transcendent melodies and pure auditory annihilation. Recorded with Dave Otero (Cobalt, Primitive Man) and Shane Howard (Wayfarer, Martriden) at Flatline Audio, the album earned praise from listeners and critics alike. Decibel Magazine named it the #9 metal album of 2015, while Pitchfork selected it as their #5 release of the year. It earned accolades from NPR, Apple Music, Invisible Oranges, Noisey, and No Clean Singing, among others.
Jaye Jayle
Woodie Guthrie's famous quote became a mantra for young musicians who rallied around folk's austerity, and later inspired a new generation of artists who basked in punk's primitivism. Guthrie's songs may not be an influence on Louisville's Jaye Jayle, but his call for simplicity as a deliberate choice versus a matter of mere ability resonated with the veterans of Kentucky's dark indie scene. Naming themselves Jaye Jayle as a pen name or a pseudonym to veer away from a traditional band moniker, the group sought to eliminate unnecessary variables and deconstruct their compositions down to their most concentrated essence. Jaye Jayle owe less to our nation's roots music and more to peripheral rock bands that have taken the "less is more" attitude to its furthest reaches. Imagine Spacemen 3 without the saturated wall of distortion, or Neu! without the upbeat motorik pulse, or Lungfish without the shamanistic howls. But these reference points seem either too bombastic or too lush. Perhaps a nexus of The Troggs' ham-fisted drumming, Angels of Light's ominous twang, and Suicide's swaths of negative space hits closer to the mark, but even that doesn't do the band justice. Jaye Jayle's debut album House Cricks and Other Excuses To Get Out is an exercise in tension and restraint, a tightrope act between singer-songwriter traditions and art rock experimentation, and an intersection of Southern cultural permutations and otherworldly sounds.

"About three years ago I started to write House Cricks. I didn't know I was writing an album. Twenty-seven songs and a few years later... Here is nine very focused excuses to make an album." - Jaye Jayle
Of Feather and Bone
Crust/Grind Hardcore from Denver, CO.
Venue Information:
Marquis Theater
2009 Larimer Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.themarquistheatre.com/