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Hot New Band: Leprous

From Ihsahn to infamy: Leprous are exploring metal’s outer limits

Still best known for being Ihsahn’s backing band over the last few years – a situation that very recently, and amicably, came to an end – Norwegian eccentrics Leprous’s idiosyncratic mixture of virtuoso intricacy and brooding art rock textures has endeared them to fans from both the metal and prog worlds, and fifth full-length The Congregation looks likely to cement their reputation as standard bearers for a more refined strain of exploratory heaviness.


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