The last few years have been tough on the world at large, with people of all walks of life forced to find their own coping mechanisms to safely navigate increasingly treacherous waters.
Musicians, long thought to be able to handle anything the world threw at them and turn it into cathartic verse, were amongst the hardest hit, with many bands failing to emerge intact.
But others embraced their changing environment as best they could, harnessing their anger and frustration into their music – often the only thing they had left.
Australian progressive rock outfit Caligula’s Horse were one such band.
Borne from the heartache and suffering of a world teetering on the verge of collapse, Caligula’s Horse’s sixth studio album Charcoal Grace is a sonic reminder of the frailties of mankind as well as the endurance in the face of adversity that often comes with despair.
The music contained within Charcoal Grace is as diverse and eclectic as the circumstances that inspired it, combining raw rock power with immense and intense emotional fortitude.
HEAVY caught up with Jim, Josh and Dale to find out more.