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Minneapolis dwellers Cole Benson, Chad Padelford and Tim Leick first got together in 2013 playing instrumental post rock. It wasn't long after that the trio's influences of Eyehategod, the Melvins, Boris, Tool, Evoken and Mournful Congratulation began to manifest naturally through their music creating a more sonically cathartic endeavor. By the Fall of 2016, the band began work on their debut album, Beneath This Shroud, The Earth Erodes. The political climate of that time, combined with various struggles each member had, helped create an extremely dark, extremely moody, heavy and angry sounding album.
Bassist Chad Padelford remarks, "While each of us dealt with personal strife and success we found solace coming together to spill out what we had bottled up." Guitatist/vocalist Cole Benson further elaborates on how the country's state of affairs effected and changed the lyrical theme of the album, "We rewrote most of the lyrics in the studio the day after the 2016 presidential election. The lyrics paint a bleak image of the future. The track 'The Fire' underwent the most changes and addresses this issue most directly. We hope to open the listener's eyes, and we hope for a better future."