We’ve teamed up with London band Opensight to exclusively stream their upcoming EP, Ulterior Motives, which comes out one week from today!
Ulterior Motives is the soundtrack to a fake movie and uses a blend of progressive rock and metal fused with cinematic stylings influenced by composers such as John Barry and Ennio Morricone to create a fascinating and hypnotic style of music that is right up the alley of any 70’s and 80’s horror fan!
Look, I love me some prog rock and metal. From the blistering technical showstoppers to the artistic “paintings turned into songs”, I’m into it. Opensight have set themselves apart by using their alt-metal basis and fusing it with dashes of funk, classy elegance, and exhilarating cinematic sweeps, resulting in something unique and absolutely delightful.
The band has been releasing teasers of their songs via YouTube in the style of giallo horror films, so be sure to head to their channel to check those out! And definitely make sure to pre-order your copy of Ulterior Motives via Bandcamp.
Frontman Ivan David tells Bloody-Disgusting:
The songs on this record came out almost exactly as we wanted them. We feel great about being able to throw things we love into the music: Spy themes, surf rock guitars, 8-bit sounds, Giallo-esque touches and so on. Having that freedom turns the whole thing into something fun. Doing the artwork as a ‘Murder Mystery’ film style and creating teaser videos that emulate opening credits of vintage crime films or old thrillers. Putting all the work in is worth it.
We like to play music and feel that we are creating links with things outside of the Metal spectrum by drawing inspiration from different genres, and even reach beyond the musical landscape by gravitating towards films, games, narrative concepts and other visuals. With “Ulterior Motives” we feel we’ve achieved that.
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26th Sept – The Unicorn, Camden, London [w/ Jackknife Seizure, Wychhound & Bearfist]