Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Band Of The Week: Xerath (Candlelight)

A new feature of mine, I have decided to share with you the bands I have been addicted to each week and their current releases!

This week it is the turn of Pantera/Strapping Young Lad-esque proggers Xerath. Heralding from the mighty town of Basingstoke, UK (hmm, not as epic as i'd hoped), their current release 'II' is a testament to the current Djent movement, with groove-laden proggy metal which is as addictive as it is epic. Xerath now have the confidence to pull of such a feat, putting them equal to their peers (TesseracT, Periphery etc).

Check them out at www.myspace.com/xerath


  1. I really liked Xerath's first album when it was was released back in 2009. I remember that summer seeing them at Bloodstock, though the PA failed on them through most of the set... a real shame! I love the new album too, they've progressed a bit more since the first album. I stuck the new album on the other day and listened to it all the way through a couple of times - it's now really growing on me! I think they have equaled their peers in the Djent movement but i guess this band have the orchestrated angle..it's like Pantera & Meshuggah jamming with Hans Zimmer :-)

  2. I love the mix of Djent-ness and the orchestral sylings Dimmu Borgir and Nightwish would be proud of. Can't wait to see where they go next!