Wow. I have loved The Atlas Moth since their first record, for sure one of the coolest and more inventive bands of the past decade’s recent wave of American experimental metal. It has been awesome getting to befriend Stavros and see his band’s star rise. Hearing Coma Noir today over at Revolver HERE is a huge thrill. The title track has moments that are so heavy I was like,” Is this Atlas The Gates?”, but the dudes haven’t gone straight melodeth something. There is still a ton of atmospheric melodic brilliance to the dark churning guitars and a sense of anarchic psychic agony and searching that always appealed to me about their shit.
Make no mistake though, a lot of this is the most rocking and heavy shit they have done to date. “Furious Gold” is desperate and feral but the playing is assured even as it hungers for blood. I think this one is gonna break them a lot bigger! The dudes knocked it out of the park for their Prosthetic debut and Sanford Parker fucking killed it on the production. Eberythng sounds insane and crisp but also dirty and unique. Tones to drool over galore (the end of “Last Transmission From The Late, Great Planet Earth” is as exciting as any melodic soaring moment from pre-super Alex Jones douchebag era Billy Corgan Pumpkins) and just a lot of awesome stuff to drift your mind outward 2. This is a total banger.