US Melodic Death Metallers, Once Human have released a music video for the track Gravity, taken from their forthcoming, second album Evolution,
which will be released on February 10 via Ear Music/Sony Music Australia
Once Human features former Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader along with vocalist Lauren Hart, drummer Dillon Trollope, bassist Damien Rainaud and guitarists Skyler Howren and Max Karon.
After their 2015 debut, The Life I Remember, the band have dramatically progressed beyond the melodic death metal sound of that release into something more complex, emotional, distinct, and devastatingly heavy. Evolution is not just the title of Once Human’s second release, but a declaration of sorts.
With the intensity and range of Hart’s roar having drastically increased, she unleashes it across complex time signatures and thick contorted riffs that land with sledgehammer force.
However, this is not only about bludgeoning the listener into submission. The violent riffing is often juxtaposed with eerie atmospherics and dark melodies to create something with great depth.