sons of satan

Here’s what the other mem­bers of Akercocke have been up to

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Akercocke -

DA¯MIM

Long be­fore he signed up for the re­ac­ti­vated Akercocke, bassist Nathanael Un­der­wood fronted Lon­don death met­allers Da¯m (now Da¯mim). Their pro­ges­sive dy­nam­ics only en­flame their ex­trem­ity. They once fea­tured famed pro­ducer Jaime Gomez Arel­lano (Ghost, Par­adise Lost, Sól­stafir) on drums. REC­OM­MENDED AL­BUM: The Dif­fer­ence En­gine (2007)

VOICES

Post-Akercocke, David Gray, Sam Loynes and lat­ter-day bassist Peter Ben­jamin shook off their old band’s rigid dis­ci­pline and let the chaos wash over them on this black/death metal hy­brid. Their sound is rest­less, re­lent­less, pitch black and, on sec­ond al­bum Lon­don, oddly cin­e­matic. They’ve since recorded a new al­bum but re­lease de­tails are yet to be con­firmed. REC­OM­MENDED AL­BUM: Lon­don (2014)

THE AN­TICHRIST IMPERIUM

While Ja­son bat­tled his demons, David Gray and gui­tarist Matt Wil­cock took some of their for­mer band’s un­fin­ished songs and re­tooled them for their new project. The shared DNA was ob­vi­ous: in­tri­cate mu­si­cal­ity, un­ex­pected sonic left turns and con­trast­ing growled/sung vo­cals picked up where Akercocke left off. REC­OM­MENDED AL­BUM: The An­tichrist Imperium (2015)

SHRINES

re­turn­ing Akercocke key­board player and Voices gui­tarist/sec­ond vo­cal­ist Sam Loynes turned his hand to epic, pro­gres­sive sound­scapes. Nod­ding more to the el­e­men­tal trawl of Neu­ro­sis and the off-kil­ter dy­nam­ics of Voivod than any of his for­mer bands, their mu­sic wasn’t, as Ja­son Men­donca might say, just about “tits and Satan”. REC­OM­MENDED AL­BUM: Shrines (2015)

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