Premiere: Dysrhythmia – Coffin of Conviction

Dysrhythia Coffins Of Conviction 2024 album

Let the Dysrhythmia take you over.

In the mid 2000’s, I was at a musical crossroads. Nu-metal played out and metalcore was rapidly following in Nu-metal’s footsteps. Delving deeper into death metal and melodic death metal expanded my musical palette and gave me that raw aggression and viciousness that so many young metal listeners crave. Still, I was searching for something more in my music. Something complex and creative while still maintaining that sense of urgency and strange beauty that only metal can provide. Luckily for me, this was also around the same time that instrumental metal and post-whatever really came into its own.

Bands like Behold…The Arctopus, Red Sparowes, Russian Circles, Zombi, Pelican and more seemed to all spring up around the same time. These bands combined creativity, talent, and the ability to create well-written, well-crafted songs that was sorely lacking in the other popular metal acts of the era. Chief among these bands was Dysrhythmia.

Dysrhythmia’s brand of controlled chaos was a hallmark of that era. Technical and forceful, yet conscious enough to back off and rest in ambiance. There’s something there for guitar virtuosos, gear nerds, and average music fans ready to have their mind blown.

The three piece instrumental progressive metal band, featuring Kevin Hufnagel, Colin Marston and Jeff Eber have once again returned to enflame our souls and tease our minds with their title track from the upcoming album Coffins of Conviction.

The band says about the track:

“Coffin of Conviction” was the last song worked on for the new album. We titled the album after this song as it ties together many of the elements featured throughout the record; intense riffing, wide-open clean segments, a balance of detailed drum arrangements with totally off-the-cuff improvised moments. This track is also another example of us continuing to experiment with the dual guitar approach (Colin playing guitar with Kevin, in place of bass). Fear not, there is still plenty of bass playing to be heard of the album.

After 25 years as a band, it’s safe to say that, yeah, they’ve still got it.

Check it out right now:

Coffin of Conviction is out on June 7th. You can pre-order it here.

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