MP3 Leviathan - Debut EP
Old school punk meets metal hard rocking kick ass tunes with intellect and soul.
7 MP3 Songs
METAL: Doom/Stoner Metal, METAL: Alternative Metal
"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." - Ralph Waldo Emerson - If music is considered the universal manner through which we can all communicate, LEVIATHAN are possessors of some formidable skill in linguistics. Formed from the ashes of All for Nothing, the band came into being early this year, frenzied with purpose like a banshee bursting forth from beyond. LEVIATHAN''s display of haunting and aggressive vocals, combined with driving force of the guitar onstage is tempered by the cool edge of the music''s blues based arrangements, then left to be hammered into spectators by tribal-like percussion rhythm.
The mixture that LEVIATHAN represents is a truly interesting one, partly due to the surprising amount of variety and similarity in influences among the members of the group. Chris is as much a fan of The Misfits, Black Sabbath, and Slayer as he is of Ray Brown and R.L. Burnside, and it is demonstrative in his bass work. Danny, the percussionist, grew up on Latin music, and is constantly experimenting to break open new doors in rhythm, while consistently delivering the power punch that the band''s music is demanding of. Shane takes his vocal influences from Howling Wolf, Jim Morrison, Henry Rollins, and Glenn Danzig, while Mike''s guitar work is a whirlwind of variety, with literally too many influences to list.
Even after a brief conversation, anyone can tell that this is a band that knows where their sound comes from, and they intend to use that history to move the music forward, placing their own mark on it as they go. Their moniker, LEVIATHAN, was taken up for a variety of reasons, and many of those reasons can be seen reflected in their music and lyrical content. In the Bible, the LEVIATHAN and the Gargantuan were minions of Hell.
The more contemporary meaning of the word is that of a giant sea monster, enveloping and destroying all in its path. Additionally, the definition derived from the writings of Thomas Hobbes cast entirely different light onto the band''s intentions. With the January 1st release of their 7 track debut EP, recorded and produced by Matt Chiravalle, whose previous clients include Kittie and Crossbreed, LEVIATHAN hopes to give the public a taste of things to come over the next year.
"I highly recommend seeing these guys...go out and get that EP as soon as it''s made available!!!" - Shannon Gavin, https://www.tradebit.com, July 24th, 2002