In the two years since post-metal giants Isis broke up, multiple pretenders have made their play for the genre's throne. Los Angeles quintet Ancestors stand out from the pack due to their incorporation of Pink Floyd-influenced psychedelics and occasional flourishes of European-influenced melodic doom that harken back to mid-'90s Paradise Lost.
The group's well-oiled approach is more than evident on their third album, In Dreams and Time, released tomorrow. We exclusively have the opening track from the record, available as a stream below.
"Whispers" is a nine-minute wonder that begins slowly. By the middle of the song, it is bursting with bellowing choruses, haunting Moog work from Matt Barks and equally haunting organ and piano work from Jason Watkins. Beefy riffs from guitarist/vocalist Justin Maranga crescendo with a vicious outburst that would be at home coming out of the speakers at a High on Fire show.
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