Painted Wives: Obsessed With The End
Californians stir an intoxicating amalgamation of influences
Bemoaning a lack of heavy music in their local scene, this Orange County five-piece set out to address the imbalance with their heady, expansive sound.
Painted Wives meld the heavy churn of Mastodon’s Crack The Skye with the prog wizardry of Heritage-era Opeth and Alice in Chains’ bleak squall, with plenty of wallop and groove. Hollow Bones is deliciously decadent, sludgy guitars unfurling into a soaring chorus driven by Justin Suitor’s slightly manic vocals.