Dendritic Arbor – “Keratoconus”

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Pittsburgh, PA based black metal monsters Dendritic Arbor have just premiered a grinding evil new single “Keratoconus” (which can be listened to here via SoundCloud) which will be on their upcoming release “Sentient Village // Obsolescent Garden” which will be out on December 30th via Grimoire.

“Keratoconus” is pure evil in all the best ways. It starts with absolutely no build up or anticipation. It’s straight away at the blast beats, dissonant speedy guitars, and genre trademark gibberish screams. There is virtually no discernible melody in any way, shape, or form, yet it manages to rock and hold your attention nonetheless. That is definitely no easy feat to achieve. Noisey goes into further detail, saying:

The hellacious, godless noise they create was once based in black metal, but has since metamorphosed into a grinding nightmare of harsh influences—power electronics, death, grind, black—stitched together with embalmer’s thread. I once compared them to Knelt Rote, and the comparison stands, though if it’s even possible, Dendritic Arbor sound even more unhinged on their newest release, Sentient Village // Obsolescent Garden.

If it’s anything like this, the new release will definitely be an unleashing of evil beasts and I couldn’t be more stoked.

Joshua Leep
Joshua Leep
I am a writer and editor with a BA in writing from Purdue University. Writing and music are two of my biggest passions in life.


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