Stream Suhy, Alvarado and Gold’s Jazz-Fusion Freakout “Malachite Dream”
I’ve really enjoyed watching metal musicians expand into the world of jazz fusion over the past few years. Animals as Leaders co-guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes ventured down that road with T.R.A.M., and Between the Buried and Me’s Dan Briggs teamed up with some A-list musicians for Trioscapes. Cynic always lived on the jazz fusion edge, but those tendencies seemed to grow with each successive release. There are others, of course.
Now we see East of the Wall guitarist Ray Suhy teaming up with bassist Rolando Alvarado and 16-year-old drummer Alex Silvergold for the appropriately named Suhy, Silvergold & Alvarado “jazz rock power trio.” East of the Wall have some jazzy tendencies, so it’s cool to hear Suhy stretch out here and really embrace that side of their sound.
Blood Disgusting has the premiere of a spacey track called “Malachite Dream,” and it’s so fucking gnarly! What starts off a spacey prog rock jam quickly dives into a jazzy metal freakout when Suhy starts shredding atop Silvergold and Alvarado’s grooves. This kind of stuff is just so enjoyable to listen to, and I can’t wait to hear more.
Suhy, Alvarado and Gold’s debut album Tessellations comes out on November 13th. Order it via Bandcamp.