Exclusive Album Stream: Clayshaper Spread Their Inky Wings on Vampiric
There’s no easy word for what Sweden’s Clayshaper does. Applying any specific metal genre to the Swedish one-man act automatically makes one worry they’re leaving out at least one important adjective. Progressive stygian death metal? Creeping blackened guitar worship? The band bring together emotional and atmospheric aspects from each of metal’s shadowy grottoes and fuse them over a backbone of far-out leads and steamroller drumming. The result is compelling, making the listener involved before they even know it.
“One hundred years ago the iconic vampire film Nosferatu was released [Editor’s note: Read Emperor Rhombus’ tribute to the film]. This dark and gritty depiction of beings beyond death is as relevant as it’s ever been and certainly a big inspiration for Vampiric. This is very apparent in the music video for the title track on the album.”
Check out our exclusive stream of Clayshaper Vampiric below. The album comes out tomorrow, May 27th, and is available for preorder.