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He Whose Ox Is Gored – “Zelatype” (audio) (premiere)

The Seattle band contrasts bright and dark to spellbinding effect on their new track.

Seattle band He Whose Ox is Gored – a mouthful I know, but at least it’s memorable – are set to release their new album The Camel, the Lion, the Child 9 October on Bleeding Light Records. If you’ve got a hankering for the kind of sprawling, epic post-metal that rolls ominously like dark clouds over big sky country, this foursome proves they do it extraordinarily well on the new track “Zelatype”, which you can hear below. With keyboards offsetting the almost gothic arrangement, it creates a strong dynamic between light and shade, a textbook example of how contrast can accentuate extreme music beautifully.