LISTEN: Johari – “Void”

New to my radar, Johari has a kind of Deftones meets A Perfect Circle vibe, heavy and certainly metal of the nu-er variety, but dynamic all the same. The band make a lot of use of space, marrying the quiet/loud compositional tactic of post-punk (see: Mogwai, Mono) with more conventional metal tropes. The quieter moments here really shine for the environment that the band so clearly works to build, a shimmering, melancholic landscape bittersweet and tightly coiled. That spring certainly pops throughout the track, as the bigger moments are enormous, detuned guitars and visceral, fuzzy distortion serving as the backdrop for a gifted vocalist.

Listen below, perfect for a rainy day. Well, it was rainy when I wrote it.