The Grasshopper Lies Heavy
The Grasshopper Lies Heavy is at once massive but ethereal, enigmatic but unequivocal, and delicate but crushing. The band wears two masks; one of an incredibly loud and imposing wall-of-sound approach to heavy rock, and one of introversion and transcendence that takes said heavy rock to planes of the unconscious. “All Sadness, Grinning into Flow”, the band’s newest full-length record, takes these two countenances and forces them face each other. The result is utterly breathtaking. More dynamic, intense, emotive, and compelling than their previous works, the listener could draw elements from classic 70’s kraut and psychedelia, 80’s horror scores, 90’s sludge, 00’s post-whatevers, and modern heavy rock, while being firmly grounded with an intense live show that demands all of the listener’s senses.