While Burnt Coffee HQ has sort of taken a corporate retreat for the summer, I’m always happy to drop by once in a while to bring you something special. So that’s exactly what I’m doing today – below you can get an early listen to Budapest duo VANTA‘s new song “Invisible Parasite”. The track can be found on the band’s debut album Zero Kelvin, which drops this Friday (July 2nd). But enough out of me, let’s get to the track:
As you will hear, “Invisible Parasite” is harrowing, sludgy doom track that features cleverly contrasted verses and choruses. Verses are comprised of clean guitars and whispered vocals, while the choruses take the form of cacophonous fuzz and anquished vocal melodies. The duo doubles down on this contrast when constructing the song’s two-part bridge. Post-metal atmospherics give way to intense screams and frantic guitar soloing, making for a stunning finale for this 7-minute doomer.
VANTA‘s debut album Zero Kelvin is available everywhere on July 2nd.
Vanta can be found at:
Zero Kelvin Press Release:
Introducing Vanta, a metal duo of long-time friends from Budapest, Hungary. The band is named after Vantablack (One of the darkest substances known to man, absorbing up to 99.965% of visible light). The sound could best be described as an aggressive combination of sludge, stoner and doom. The tracks are spiced with odd time signatures (used recreationally) and a guitar tuned to the depths of hell. Vanta are constantly pushing the limits of their instruments experimenting with heaviness.
Metal promoter Rob Hammer praised their song Erebos with the expression “ridiculously heavy”. The main riff of another song called True Enemy has been characterized by Sleeping Village Reviews as “a gravel-crushing steamroller of a riff, plain and simple, and nothing stands in its way”. The band’s favorite composition called I’m The Ocean has been described as “a hypno-trip that introduces my brain to itself” by fan and fellow musician Crow Ballard.
“We have recently finished recording and mixing our debut album called Zero Kelvin. It is an important milestone in our musical journey, a six-piece collection that shows both our dark and beautiful side, and also our experience with anxiety and sorrow. We shot and published a music video for the title song. The album is going to be published this year, and we would like to organize a tour post-pandemic.”
1. Welcome to Absurdistan, Bitch – 13:01
2. Church Of The Holy Shit – 4:46
3. Feel Alive – 5:09
4. Invisible Parasite – 7:22
5. Autumn – 8:16
6. Zero Kelvin – 5:23
Balázs Söptei – vocals, guitars, keyboards and samples
Győző Mesterházy – drums
Zoltán Hegyaljai-Boros – guitar (Feel Alive)
Kex – shouting (Church of the Holy Shit)
Gábor ‘Fire’ Kiss – shouting (Church of the Holy Shit), guitar (Invisible Parasite)
Márk Rostetter – cello (Zero Kelvin)
Gergely Söptei – shouting (Church of the Holy Shit)
Marianna Söpteiné Farkas – sound sample (Welcome to Absurdistan, Bitch)
Vocals recorded @ Echo Studio by Gábor ‘Gabó’ Kiss.
Others recorded DIY.
Mixing, mastering by Balázs Söptei.
Produced by Ádám Tóth & VANTA.
Cover art by Győző Mesterházy.