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Vespertine Vescada’s new EP Amaranthine Desert is prog-metal insanity

It was in March of last year, with the release of their debut EP Dissociative State, that we were first introduced to the blistering sounds of Perth-based five-piece Vespertine Vescada. Since then, the band have gigged extensively around Western Australia, refining their music into something that’s both chaotic and considered.

Now, with the release of their new EP Amaranthine Desert, they continue to build themselves as one of the Australian heavy music community’s most exciting emerging acts. If you’re not already familiar with this name, we strongly recommend you change that.

On their new EP Amaranthine Desert, Perth-based five-piece Vespertine Vescada deliver an explosion of prog-metal chaos.

Throughout the new EP, Vespertine Vescada stomp through a concoction of punk, metal, and progressive rock to craft a sound that’s uniquely their own. With crunching guitar riffs, thunderous percussion, and flailing screams, this new EP is a barrage of have noise from start to finish.

Across its six-track duration, the EP pulls in myriad directions—it never sits in one place for too long. One moment you’ll be getting punched in the face by an all-out explosion of metal, and the next you’ll be immersed in unnerving, poetic spoken word.

These are still relatively early days for this Perth band, but judging by everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality tunes. For now, do yourself a favour and listen to the new EP above.

Catch Vespertine Vescada live at their EP launch show on April 13th at The Boston in Perth. More info here.