If you listen to Loathe’s startling good new single “Two-Way Mirror”, you’ll probably be transfixed by its alt-rock beauty almost right away. The Zak Pinchin-directed music video has pushed upwards of 40,000 views on Youtube in just 2 days, a high number for a band that’s not on everyone’s radar…yet. Of course, they will be rather soon once their sophomore album drops next month, and they’re certainly on ours, too.
Many songs on the upcoming record are also influenced by alt-metal legends Deftones, and while it’s easy to draw comparisons to the band, Loathe are certainly their own entity. However, it’s always to get noticed by your heroes, and if Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno thinks you’re worthy of attention, your music has to be worth a listen.
With the release of their debut album The Cold Sun in 2017, Liverpool alternative metal/metalcore band Loathe quickly became one of the more hotly-tipped bands to rise out of the underground in recent years. It really shouldn’t be that much of a surprise that the band appeals to so many demographics, though. Just for starters, look at the singles Loathe has released from their upcoming sophomore album, I Let It In And It Took Everything. “New Faces In The Dark” is absolutely unhinged technical metalcore, but with a melodic, Deftones-esque chorus that really sells itself. But wait, there’s more!
British experimental metal five piece, LOATHE, have today launched a haunting video for their recent single ‘New Faces In The Dark’.
Loathe 2019. Photo by Olli Appleyard.
The 2017 release of their debut album The Cold Sun showed UK heavy band Loathe at an impressive creative peak early on. Nearly impossible to pin down in a single genre, The Cold Sun impressively threw together elements of post-hardcore, deathcore, metalcore, and industrial to create a record that threw music fans for a loop. Their split with Holding Absence last year, which included the single “White Hot”, was a continued evolution of their sound – and now Loathe are making more noise with two new singles, “Gored” and “New Faces In The Dark”.