Track Premiere: Fought Upon Earth, “Could be Coyotes”
Any band featuring former members of Acid King, Secrets Of The Sky, And Scorched-Earth Policy is certainly getting a look from your MetalSucks editors. And based on the fact that you’re seeing Fought Upon Earth in this space right now, you can easily guess that we loved what we heard.
After releasing their debut as Fought Upon Earth in 2015, guitarist/bassist Mark Lamb and drummer Lance Lea, who had previously collaborated in Scorched-Earth Policy, struggled to find time for the band in between their commitments to Acid Kind and Secrets of the Sky as well as, ya know, life. But after Lamb left Acid Kind and Secrets of the Sky dissolved, the duo returned to one another newly reinvigorated and full of fresh tunes to jam. The result is Grave Miscalculation, which takes the sonic aesthetics of traditional heavy metal and stoner metal and lays them into the framework of instrumental progressive rock. Lamb and Lea clearly know their way around their instruments but they aren’t assholes about it, instead channeling their love of Priest and Kyuss into expansive song arrangements that are impressively orchestrated and catchy. The results are the tunes on their new album, which you are 100% guaranteed to dig.
Grave Miscalculation comes out on October 4. Check out “Could be Coyotes” and “Cull the Law” below, and pre-order the album here.