5. The Mire
6. Of Flesh Weaker Than Ash
The future of British extreme progressive metal lies in safe hands with the debut LP from Conjurer – The Mire (23 Feb 2018, Holy Roar records). A stunning listen, combining Opeth at their heaviest and most dynamic, Mastodon at their earliest, Gojira at their most venomous, TheMire is a step up from a young band who are already being championed as ones to watch. Equal turns bleak, dark, stark, and beautiful, The Mire is an album which makes true the cliché “a journey of a listen”. From the apocalyptic opener ‘Choke’ to the haunting soundscapes within the eponymous track, this LP is as impressive in its power as in its multi-layered dynamism. Led by the dual vocal/guitar attack of Dan Nightingale and Brady Deeprose, Conjurer are a band who are already attracting attention from the metal press and industry. The band have an impressive touring history, despite still being at the very beginning of their journey. Tours with Weedeater, OHHMS, shows with Employed To Serve, Venom Prison, Oathbreaker, and festival appearances at Bloodstock Open Air, Damnation Fest, UK Tech Fest, Doom Over London and more besides place Conjurer in rarefied but highly deserved company.