Gunaikurnai/Gippsland-based metalcore quartet ATLVS have just unveiled their frenetic mini-EP Shadow Dancer, produced by Damien Bigara (Diesect), and mixed/mastered by Michael Campbell (She Cries Wolf, Diamond Construct, Deficit).
Shadow Dancer is a blistering three-track series that catapults into a maelstrom of thundering drums, shredding guitars and guttural vocals. Narratives about toxicity, being let down by those closest to you and feelings of lost connection centre the collection, showcasing unexpected musical twists whilst simultaneously creating a cacophony of chaos.
ATLVS share the inspiration behind the tracks in Shadow Dancer:
“‘Virus’ speaks on toxicity in general experiences we have all shared. Specifically when you think you know someone but it turns out they never had your best interests in mind. They act like a ‘virus’ and prey on all around them and are only out for themselves. ‘Forked Tongue’ is about being let down by family/friends you thought you knew and ‘Shadow Dancer’ is about the phenomenon of two kindred souls meeting in this life and the circumstances did not let them be together, even though they both know deep down that their souls were meant to be.”