Hailing from Oakland, California is Wild Hunt, a metal band Hailing f
poised for the release of their debut full-length album, “Before
the Plane of Angles” (Spring 2012). This conceptual piece offers
up a wide musical spectrum, intuitively blending a number of
metal sub-genres with elusive, sonic textural overlays.
Unconventional song structure and the 'continuous mix' format
are an invitation to the album's epic journey of altered-states.
The progressive sound the group creates with this work began The p
to take shape during the latter part of the last decade.
Though established in 2004, Wild Hunt formed a decisive
line-up in 2009, enlisting Greg Brace and Drew Cook on guitars,
West Lenz on bass, and Harland Burkhart on drums and vocals.
Brace, Cook, and Burkhart constitute three-fourths of
Dimesland, another metal group, also from Oakland. Drawing
on the influences of various art mediums and musical forms to
the point where all become facets, Wild Hunt have developed a
sound that is inherently their own. With a further goal to sound th
provide an emphasis on atmosphere, the palpable harmonic
structure of their sound conjures a sense of place inside its
defiant clarion call.
Within the album “Before the Plane of Angles”, melodic
dual-guitar lines, blast beat drumming, and twisted, cathartic
vocalizations lead the charge, galvanizing into vocal choral
movements of harmonic breadth and intensity. Bringing
innovation and integrity with this release, Wild Hunt have
plenty more fuel in the tank to explore new realms far into the