Written by: Capt. Graves
It has been a night or two [or...many more - Ed.] since I have stepped foot into the Village. The last I heard, Tumulus had played in this here land, and annihilated everything except the bath tub where our humble moderator resides. The land is scorched, bloody, and full of broken spirit. Laying waste upon lands is not only glorifying, but it sends a message that I will gladly share. Existential dread is my forte, and North Star The Wanderer has delivered unto us Universal Trajectory, which seemingly brings me much hope for the end of ends.
The dudes over at North Star The Wanderer have brought an album that is probably my favorite work thusfar from Charlie (the mastermind). I have seen this man evolve as a musician, and I can speak volumes about his ability as a guitar player. I've watched Chris (drummer) become a fruitful musician, and an amazing producer. Justin (bass), he plays a funny bass, but he sure slaps that thing well! We have had the pleasure to share the stage with this power trio, and they are remarkable musicians.
I would compare this release to some of Neurosis' work. It almost reminds me of A Sun That Never Sets in its ability to throw your emotions all over. The solos give this an epic turn though, in the way they simply shred your face off. The drums go from groove riffs, to blasting, to sick fills. The bass amps up the whole mix, and delivers those fat tones. 1-up for these boys for making a great EP, and putting something unique on the map.
This EP is packed with riffs, and sweet guitar licks. When a band comes out ripping like this I can't be more excited for what is to come. This album delivers sludge, doom, heavy metal, punk, and you got that right: SORROW.
Boston has one of the most thriving music scenes I've ever seen, and hearing a band like this hit the ground running just brings me joy. Go check North Star The Wanderer on Bandcamp, Spotify, and every other music outlet!
North Star The Wanderer - Universal Trajectory was released Oct. 16th, 2020
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