Band : Future Usses
Album/EP : The Existential Haunting
Genre: Ambient Metal
Label : Pelagic Records
Location : LA, California
FFO : Animals As Leaders, Tesseract, Intronaut
This is a debut record? No way, that’s not possible. The production is so beautiful, it really feels like your on a journey through space. It has some heavy parts, but because its balanced well with clean sections. It’s just so beautiful. The definite shining element here is how these guys sound like this album came after years of touring. Granted they have some touring under their belt, being made with members of Intronaut and Bereft. The mix was spotless. Kurt Ballou of Converge did one of the best jobs. He really found how to make this band sound huge.
There really is no set structures for the songs. Since they are all instrumental, there doesn’t really need to be a structure. They do flow very well though. It’s one giant long journey. They are pretty clean guitars normally. Then they throw in some dense and heavy distortion. Which makes it sound like something would be going down, if there was a story. Since there are no lyrics, its hard to tell what they were aiming for. My guess would be floating through space, or something equally as dark.
Even though I listen to a lot of blast beats and toilet bowl vocals, as my friends call it. I would gladly throw this record on. It’s great if you’re just writing something (like I am now). Also if you’re on a long drive in a storm. Seeing as this is their debut record, there is nothing to compare to. But if they are this good now, I cant imagine how their next one will sound.
Overall, I cant think of anymore good things to say. I’m not huge into softer music, or something that’s pure instruments. But these guys definitely found a way to hook me in. I TOTALLY recommend this for people who wants to get into metal, but aren’t a fan of the vocals. They will definitely be competing for a spot in my top 10 this year.
Star Rating: 10/10
Strongest Song: The Existential Haunting
Pick up “The Existential Haunting” here: