Progressive, harsh, and dissonant riffs which are delivered with such skull-crushing velocity behind these tense, eerie growls, Gloson are carving a name for themselves as supreme heavyweights of the post-sludge metal underworld.
Banded together in the summer of 2012, Gloson set out to produce some of the most intense, brutally defined music through mind-bending soundscapes, nightmarish roars, and thunderous riffs. Their debut EP Yearwalker (2014) got things off to an extremely hellish start followed by the release of the band’s first full length record Grimen (2017), Gloson soon began unleashing their terrorizing sound to live audiences. The band even proved productive during the events of last year producing their first live album Live At Copperfields recorded in Copperfields, Stockholm on April 20, 2019. It now comes with some much-awaited anticipation that Gloson return with an equally crushing, yet more affluent and damaging single “Windbearer” from their sophomore album due in 2022 that will stand as another brutal addition to the band’s increasingly visceral discography.
An awry of eerie guitar chords set the sombre mood for this track, followed by dense, impactful percussive elements which mould the brutal post-metal machine. The abrasive atmosphere of the track has a volatile and nasty delivery that captures your inner sense of fear and dread. Dissonant chord changes are recognised throughout the song’s runtime building up with more and more tension. These dark ambiences can also be distinguished through the accompanying visualiser music video which reflects a sinister and broken wasteland through disturbing and unnerving imagery.
This nihilistic tone is further expressed in a statement by the band themselves in which they reflect on the deeper meanings behind the track:
‘”Windbearer” is a hymn dedicated to the ones that have passed a certain point in their own ignorance. People who in their perverted glory have granted themselves divinity through a false sense of superiority, media, or art without having the slightest sense of decency or empathy within them. Those who want to fly high above the usual peasants in order to feel alive. Fly, wretched being, into our dying sun.’