Have you ever wondered what the lovechild of Isis and Mastodon would sound like? Well, you may be about to find out! Bosnian post-metal quintet Brainswitch blend elements of both these bands into their new single, “Sometimes Comes The Mother, Sometimes The Wolf”, and it is with great pleasure that we get to share it with you today.
“Sometimes Comes The Mother, Sometimes The Wolf” gets straight down to business with harsh vocals – courtesy of Rosetta’s Mike Armine – and guitars so fuzzy they verge on synth-like. The riff is satisfyingly lopsided, but simple enough to not be jarring, and by the time it becomes comfortable, Brainswitch change up the pace. Of course, no post-metal song would be complete without at least one clean section, but there’s something refreshingly gloomy about this particular one. I don’t want to give too much away – let me just say, “Sometimes Comes The Mother, Sometimes The Wolf” is intriguing, full of mysterious noises, threatening drum grooves, pretty tones as well as gnarly tones, chaotic vocal layering, and a few twists and turns. It’s a solid, well-constructed, and wonderfully faceted song.
If you enjoyed “Sometimes Comes The Mother, Sometimes The Wolf”, you’ll be pleased to know that this single is from Brainswitch’s upcoming album! Not only that, but it’s coming out in just over a fortnight, on Friday, March 13. The album will be released via Geenger Records and is titled Sun Worship Kingdom – it explores the concept of a generation’s utopian experience in a dystopian world. The album is available for pre-order here, and you can stay up to date with Brainswitch through their official website. Don’t forget to check out their Bandcamp page for more aural goodness, too!