Unsigned and Unholy: Wet Teeth, Palafoxx, Keoma
We live in a post-everything world, and Wet Teeth are seemingly post-everything-everything: their self-titled debut, out now, has elements of sludge, prog, hardcore, post-metal (duh) and even hard rock, but it’s one-upped all of those into an entirely new realm all its own.
Palafoxx describe themselves as “just a couple of dudes that love death metal but also have a huge soft spot for hair metal.” I’m honestly not hearing much death metal influence here — some chug / double-bass parts sprinkled in here and there — but their love of hair metal is readily apparent, and they do an absolutely excellent job at displaying that at all turns! Time to Rise is a phenomenal debut that classic hair metal-lovers who enjoy a bit of a modern flare will love.
A little Tool, a little Neurosis, a little Katatonia, maybe a dash of Karnivool… that pretty well sums up Keoma. Fans of any of those bands should find a whole lot to like on new album Synthesis, released by the Finnish band last month.