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Track Premiere: Tengil, “And the Best Was Yet to Come”

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Sometimes music comes into the MetalSucks Mansion inbox that, while it isn’t quite metal, it passes the “heavy” threshold well enough… but more than that, it’s interesting and different. “And the Best Was Yet to Come” by Swedish newcomers Tengil is one such song.

Tengil’s sonic palette mashes post-hardcore, shoegaze, black metal, progressive rock and even pop into a shimmery, atmospheric formula that’s absolutely captivating. Fans of Explosions in the Sky’s sprawling soundscapes and Circa Survive’s high-flying prog epics will surely find a lot to love here; over the course of nearly nine minutes, “And the Best Was Yet to Come” traverses peaks, valleys, rivers, lakes, grassy fields, barren wastelands and everything in between. The band offers on the track:

“And the Best Was Yet to Come” is about the feeling of insatiable longing that many of us get when the sun is low on a late spring or summer night, and where that feeling takes us. When we’re young, we’re imbued with certain visions of what the resolution to that feeling will be like but its not always a story that ends well.”

Shouldhavebeens comes out April 13th via Prophecy Productions; pre-order here.

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