Video Premiere: Somnuri, “Kaizen”
MetalSucks readers may not yet be familiar with Somnuri, but those in the Brooklyn metal scene — and longtime readers of this site the world over — will certainly know the bands from which its members come: Blackout, Hull and Family. And whether those names mean anything to you or not, now’s your chance to get acquainted with their new project, highly worth your attention on its own merit.
On “Kaizen,” the video for which we’re premiering today, Somnuri straddle the line between stoner metal, sludge, doom and progressive post-metal, using hard-driving, fuzzed out riffs as a catalyst to get things moving and keep them that way before opening up into a gorgeous, quarter-time instrumental passage to close out the track. The video offers a taste of their live show, and though we’ve yet to witness it in person it looks every bit as much fun as the music suggests it would be.
Check out “Kaizen” below. Somnuri’s self-titled debut comes out on November 10th via Magnetic Eye Records; pre-order here.