Release Date: June 2nd, 2023
FFO: Cara Neir, Katatonia, Ulver
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hailing from the frigid north woods of Minnesota, Weep is a unique concoction of posthardcore, blackgaze, and DSBM. While many DSBM bands muddle along with endless monotonous passages of arpeggiated chords, Weep injects the depressive black metal at their core with pulsating energy, bringing kinetic song transitions and expressive leads to the forefront. Frantic d-beats war against searing tremolos while delicate melodies dance overhead. It’s a unique blend, and one hard to point out reference points for. Influences can be gleaned from individual sections, but the entire package defies genre convention. The stylistic diversity on display might remind the listener most of Cara Neir with their own screamo-tinged black metal but the delicate acoustic passages break this mold and are more akin to early Ulver. Around the water cooler at LDP we’ve heard them described as “The DSBM Dark Tranquillity” or “That weird sadboi stuff.” With such a glowing endorsement, who could stay away?
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