Modern djent with a cinematic twist
Proving metal can be as cinematic an experience as the latest big-budget blockbuster, Liverpool’s Loathe provide a live show like no other, making use of atmospheric, soundtrack inspired interludes and flanked by numerous TV screens to instil a gritty yet theatrical aura. The quintet cite influences as disparate as modern metal acts like Slipknot and Meshuggah, composers like Vangelis and Akira Yamaoka (the visionaries behind ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Silent Hill 2’s soundtracks, respectively) and horror movies as well as the Marvel DC universe. This unlikely melting pot of inspiration results in a particularly frantic, disorientating sound, and whilst they’ve been pegged as metalcore, mathcore, deathcore and even djent in the past, Loathe resist easy categorisation in their quest to fuse all these elements into one unified, cinematic experience. The best way to get your head round it is simply to experience it for yourself, so make sure you catch their Boomtown set.