Stranger Fruit - Single

Artist: 
Zeal & Ardor
Non-Airable Tracks: 
NONE
Label: 
MVKA
Album Art: 

Zeal & Ardor is fantastic and Devil is Fine completely blew me away, so as soon as I saw this single I knew it was going to be great. And this song did NOT disappoint! "Gravedigger's Chant" is a beautiful song that incorporates piano, drums, and other instruments to create haunting instrumentals. Haunting is the prime word I use to describe Zeal & Ardor's music. It would be a disservice to not mention the heavy influence of black spirtuals, something I had never seen in metal, or any genre for that matter. The context of the songs and incorporation of this history only continues to add impact to this music and it all comes to result into a beautiful piece of art. While Devil is Fine incorporated a lot of black metal, this single is particularly lacking in obvious metal influences but I wouldn't be surprised if they appeared later in this album when it's released in June. Anyone and everyone should listen to this, you will not be disappointed.

Sounds Like: 
Ilenkus
Sounds Like: 
Avant-Garde Metal
Recommended Tracks: 
1 Gravedigger's Chant: It's the only song and it's perfect.
Name: 
Danielle Perry
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2018