CASCADES explores elements of crushing hardcore and experimental noise, with rich orchestral swells of analog synthesisers and a strong underlying melodic thread.
The band aims to reflect the struggle to maintain hope and positivity in a world poisoned by human greed, and tap into the crippling anxiety and powerlessness many of us feel about modern life in a society rife with fear and dread.
The band’s music nods to both the mesmerising atmospheres of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Earth, and The Cure, and the thundering aggression of bands like Neurosis, Tragedy and Converge.
The end result delivers passages of mournful, otherworldly beauty, embracing ambient dreamscapes, and thick, driving, blankets of sound.
The band recorded its debut album late in 2016 with Joel Taylor (Inverloch, Encircling Sea) at The Black Lodge in Melbourne, with mastering by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
CASCADES will release a limited vinyl pressing of its debut self-titled LP in mid-2017, accompanied by a digital release on July 4th via Art As Catharsis.
"Melbourne’s CASCADES are difficult to pigeonhole by genre beyond ‘heavy’. Almost like a soundtrack for an R-rated Miyazaki film, their songs are bound by themes of humanity against environment." -unbelievably bad magazine