Wayfarer, Anicon, Withering Soul, Vukari | Reggie's Music Joint | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Wayfarer, Anicon, Withering Soul, Vukari Recommended Soundboard Image

When: Sun., Nov. 6, 9 p.m. 2016

This Denver-based atmospheric black-metal quartet released their third album (counting a 2012 demo), Old Souls, on Prosthetic Records in June. Though they lean heavily on a pretty reliable formula of rising-and-falling dynamics, you’ve got to admire their commitment to the ideas that develop during each long track—and the whirling, slightly vertigo-inducing soundscapes they create with churning riffs and well-placed folkish interludes. Convincing listeners to forget that they’re surrounded by humans making human noises might take some doing, but really, who doesn’t love a theme that involves nature triumphing over mankind and humans seeking isolation in lonely places? And Wayfarer can sometimes manage to lure you into getting lost beyond return.

Monica Kendrick

Price: $12, $8 in advance

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