Wild Hunt Before The Plane Of Angles on Numbered 2LP + Download
Before the Plane of Angles is the 2012 debut full-length from Oakland, CA metal act Wild Hunt. This conceptual piece offers up a wide musical spectrum, intuitively blending a number of metal sub-genres with elusive, sonic textural overlays. Unconventional song structure and the ‘continuous mix' format are an invitation to the album's epic journey of altered-states. The progressive sound the group creates with this work began to take shape during the latter part of the last decade.
Though established in 2004, Wild Hunt formed a decisive line-up in 2009, enlisting Greg Brace and Drew Cook on guitars, West Lenz on bass, and Harland Burkhart on drums and vocals. Brace, Cook, and Burkhart constitute three-fourths of Dimesland, another metal group, also from Oakland. Drawing on the influences of various art mediums and musical forms to the point where all become facets, Wild Hunt developed a sound that is inherently their own. The palpable harmonic structure of their sound conjures a sense of place inside its defiant clarion call.
Within the album Before the Plane of Angles, melodic dual-guitar lines, blast beat drumming, and twisted, cathartic vocalizations lead the charge, galvanizing into vocal choral movements of harmonic breadth and intensity. Bringing innovation and integrity with this release, Wild Hunt have plenty more fuel in the tank to explore new realms far into the future...