On their latest single “Enemy,’ French quartet Graceful channel experimental rock and trip-hop soundings in the vein of Faith No More, Mr Bungle, QOTSA and Massive Attack. The band’s newest album Demiurgia is out September 17 through Vlad Productions.
Watch the lyric video for “Enemy” below:
From madness to contemplation, from violence to lyricism, Graceful deliver a language that fuses experimental rock, trip-hop and stoner rock. A bold identity that questions human duality, plays with ambiguity, confuses the listener without losing itself at any time.
As an introduction to their uncompromising molten world, the band’s debut album No One Hears Us sees the light in 2017. Their Mike Patton-like vocal techniques guide the experienced ear from one extreme to the other, strictly rejecting any kind of boredom to better showcase a clever and thrilling artistic exploration.
Graceful create unique atmospheres with the help of sound effects and industrial or electronic elements firmly rooted in a heavy rock foundation and peppered by a raucous groove.
Polished up by Magnus Líndberg from the Swedish post-metal band Cult Of Luna, Demiurgia tackles the question of duality by making light of experimental rock, trip-hop and stoner rock. The mix is as daring and vibrant as it is coherent.
On the release of “Enemy,” guitarist, bassist and backing vocals Claude Orain states:
“‘Enemy’ is about memories, thoughts, buried entities of our unconscious’ magma. It is the people of the shadow who tirelessly try to smash the doors of our consciousness to create a huge mess. For this song, most guitar tracks have been recorded without amplifiers, only with a saturation pedal to get an extreme, violent and without filter sound, in communion with the treated topic.”
Pre-order Demiurgia here.