It’s perhaps not surprising to hear of a UK post-hardcore group who have switched gears to become a valve amp-worshiping, acid-munching doom revivalists.
Humanfly: Darker Later
Leeds post-hardcore doom revivalists strike blackened gold.
But the fact the Humanfly have managed to mix both dark arts together without losing any impact is something for celebration.Like Cathedral, they have carried the anarcho-punk tradition of anti-fascist and collectivist rhetoric over into the world of doom metal, but are far less pastoral, coming on more like a blazing hybrid of Electric Wizard and High On Fire.
Refreshingly, they’re not trying to hide their grinding, angular background on such tracks as the Neurosis-influenced This Is Where Your Parents Fucked and The Enemy Of My Enemy Is Me.
They visit calmer waters with chiming 12-strings for Darker Later, but this is only the calm before the storm of Heavy Black Snow, which sees the band joined by Rose Kemp for a Sleep-like epic.