Brutus - Nest

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Das ist bis jetzt die beste Platte, die ich in 2019 gehört habe!!

Wie soll man diesen Sound erklären? Es hilft, wenn man andere Bands aus Belgien oder auch Australien kennt, z.B. Oathbreaker, Pagan oder auch die Cult of Luna-Inkarnation mit Julie Christmas (Battle of Mice, Made Out Of Babies), oder White Lung, aber selbst dann ist es noch ziemlich beeindruckend, was diese Band nur zu dritt für ein Brett fährt und wie sie unter die Haut geht! Messerscharfes Gitarrengeflirre, ein erdiges Bassfundament mit ordentlich Druck, aber vor allem das Drumming und der Gesang von Stefanie Mannaerts. Ich finde es schwierig, die Songs einem Genre unterzuordnen: ist das Post-Rock? Indie-Rock? Shoegaze?

Egal: brillant ist es allemal! Checkt den Vorgänger "Burst"! Nicht verpassen!

BRUTUS (Leuven, Belgien) sind ein Power Trio bei Hassle. Mit singender Drummerin, die so einfach mal ALLES mitbringt, was man braucht, um sich Gehör zu verschaffen!

Aufgenommen von Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung, Baptists) at his Rain City Recorders studio in September 2018

"From feeling invincible and grooving together through life to eventually losing all that you've built. The album NEST is a reflection of everything that came with making choices about ourselves and the ones in your nest."

Epic Belgian 3 piece BRUTUS can today announce details of their hugely anticipated forthcoming 2nd album 'Nest', set for release on March 29th  through Hassle Records in Europe and through Sargent House in the ROTW. The record release is preceded by the first single/video 'War' which was shot on the last day of the recordings at Nest in Rain City Recorders, Vancouver Canada, is out now and you can watch the video -

To describe the last two years as a whirlwind for BRUTUS is something of an understatement. Having signed to Hassle Records, 2017 saw the release of their debut album, Burst, which set them on a path of award nominations and ?album of the year? accolades, as well as picking up huge fans from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro . In the last 12 or so months, they have toured with Sargent House label mates Chelsea Wolfe and Russian Circles, BRUTUS also hit the road as main support to Thrice through Europe. Taking time out from the live circuit, the trio headed to Vancouver to record their second alb um, once again returning to Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung, Baptists) at his Rain City Recorders studio in September 2018. The resulting 11 tracks form BRUTUS' new album, 'Nest'.
By their own admission, the formative sound of the band was shaped by their physical limitations; drummer Stefanie Mannaerts adopted vocal duties initially out of necessity. Having fully embraced her role as both vocalist and drummer, the full range of Stefanie's multiple talents is showcased on 'Nest'. The abrasive urgency of her emotive vocals is mirrored in the tribalistic drumming, just as tender whispers echo the gentle roll of percussion elsewhere. Co-conspirators Stijn Vanhoegaerden (guitar) and Peter Mulders (bass) complete the magic circle with pervasive riffs, dynamic bass lines, and a fine balance between uneasy restraint and unrepentant aggression.
BRUTUS throws a net over post-rock, hardcore, metal and pop, gathering defining facets of each into their unique sound. A diverse mix of influences penetrated the BR UTUS bubble, the biggest of which was the people around them on the journey to the creation of 'Nest'. Be it the bands they toured with, their family at home, or indeed their own bandmates - human interaction is the nucleus of the album.
However, additional sources of creative inspiration peppered their outlook; from Radiohead to Burial , from 'Twin Peaks' to Townes Van Zandt. The path BRUTUS has taken has been meticulously mapped out on 'Nest'. All those glorious highs and euphoric moments are present - highlighted in magnificent technicolour no less. Burrowed in amongst those triumphs are moments of reflection; the choices they have made in pursuit of their goals and the impact those choices have had on both themselves and those they have left behind in their nest. The arc of the album charts the friction between the band's forward motion and their desire to maintain a connection to those back at home.
It's a timeline of invincibility and doubt, of taking risks and letting go; a chronology of what they are and what they've done. Bound by a thread that was intangible to others, their shared experiences, both good and bad; 'Nest' is the sound of a band who know how to use the strength of their bond to full effect, to use every part of themselves as an additional tool for conveying their message: take care of those in your own nest. BRUTUS find their places of comfort to be very different to the ones previously held dear; the nest they started out with is not quite the same one as they stand in today.

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Medium: Vinyl cd

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