Dynamic Vermont Metallers Barishi have just released the Endless Howl EP, the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed self-titled full-length. The band’s new effort is a brilliant mix of progressive metal dynamics and inventive hardcore harshness that is at once creative, melodic, and captivating. The Endless Howl EP is streaming in its entirety and available for purchase on their Bandcamp page.
The Barishi sound is indeed one of depth and breadth. In a review of the self-titled debut, Andy Synn of NoCleanSinging.com described it as “avant-garde prog-metal, one which mixes Intronaut’s more melodic and psychedelic tendencies with the hardcore bite and bitterness of Poison The Well and the same sort of autistic-savant creativity of Ihsahn’s solo output.” New Noise Magazine’s Eric May spoke in broader terms of the band’s promise and potential in writing that “it’s going to be something that makes fans of everything from Dream Theater to the Dillinger Escape Plan to Enslaved happy.” Get the picture? And that was the sound of a band just getting started. On Endless Howl, Barishi not only delivers on the promise of that debut, they take it to a whole other plane of existence.
Check out the official video for album track “Smoke from the Earth” below.
- In the Hour of the Wolf
- Smoke from the Earth
- Endless Howl