Haester (BE)


Signed by dunk!records off of the strength of a single live performance, Ghent’s Hæster is revelatory when one considers their neophyte status. Seething with sheer power and boasting a supremely confident sound, Hæster invites comparisons to metal behemoths such as Cult of Luna and Mastodon. But it doesn’t take much further examination to see their own unique elements bleeding out to the surface to set them apart: bursts of organ and female vocals, and swaths of startlingly beautiful melody that cut through the densely weighted riffage.