After an explosive first year, Melbourne metal outfit, Observist are back with another brutal offering in the form of, Human.
It’s a track that incorporates stylistic elements of djent and the low-tuned discordance of Thall to perfectly illustrate the somber longing for self-acceptance present in the track’s lyrics.
Vocalist Chris Conroy explains, “The song it’s about being human, reflecting on yourself and seeing the kind of person you were; even if you hated it. It’s okay to have flaws; it’s okay to still be in a place of seeking self-acceptance; it’s okay to constantly ask for help; nobodies perfect; we’re only human.”
The band take HEAVY Mag through their various influences behind their brand new single…
1. Humanity’s Last Breath – Earthless
This song became a big turning point when it was released, it has huge theatrical sounding parts, memorable and angry sound riffs with continuously interesting rhythm. While our sound might not be close to HLB there is definitely aspects we like to incorporate into our new music
2. Thornhill – Where We Go When We Die
This song just has such a specific mood and atmosphere when you listen. It also has huge dynamics between soft and heavy parts. We try to incorporate a lot of atmosphere in similar ways with leads and ambience leading into heavy riffs
3. Meshuggah – Catch 33
Meshuggah are the gods of what has become the sound of modern metal. Catch 33 is a masterful demonstration of rhythms based riffs being perfectly executed. This type of riffing is very inherent in our sound and has been a big part of our writing for a long time
Anything by Lune, considering Nat isn’t afraid of exploring and utilising his vocals on tracks with such emphasis and emotion, Vocally that’s something I wanted to capture on Human was finding a sound where people could feel the statement behind it and engulf themselves in the emotion of the track
5. Allt (Sweden)
When you listen to Allt some of the first things you notice are how memorable the riffs are, layered with deep and clear-cutting clean guitars to drive the songs forward. Creating a singable riff is a difficult thing to do, and it’s definitely something Allt are extremely good at. It’s very inspiring to us and creating heavy memorable riffs.