The Matador is a band that I’ve always respected for pushing musical boundaries and doing their own thing. I’ve seen them live countless times and really liked their 2011 release Descent Into The Maelstrom.
With their latest effort Destroyer the band have produced something really special and pushed the limits of what would be classed as ‘heavy’. The EP was recorded at Core studios with Nik Carpenter at the helm and the result is a collection of songs that range from ambient and atmospheric to outright crushing.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve heard something quite like Destroyer and even when I heard the same-titled single it really didn’t prepare me for what was to come.
The band’s vocalist Nathan Wyner (A Secret Death) cuts through the mix like a knife and adds layers to the music that can only be described as haunting and brutal. I honestly cannot recommend this EP enough, especially to those who want something a little more from their heavy music.
Destroyer is out now through all digital retailers.