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Listen to Astronoid’s Breakout ‘Dream Thrash’ Epic, ‘Air’

The Massachussetts five-piece are racking up accolades on their debut LP

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Massachusetts five-piece Astronoid released their debut LP Air this month (following two EPs), and it’s blowing up fast. Stereogum named Air one of 2016’s best albums so far and Noisey called it “the happiest dream thrash record you’ll ever hear.” According to the band’s label, the album hit #1 on Bandcamp’s metal charts.

Perhaps it’s Astronoid’s willingness to break the rules that’s causing listeners to take note of Air. Astronoid make heavy music that eschews the gloom and doom that are de rigeur in related subgenres like black metal and thrash. In fact, Air is decidedly euphoric, bright, and even happy. In an interview with Marunouchi Muzik Magazine, Astronoid frontman Brett Boland said, “Is it metal? Are we metal? We came to the conclusion that it really doesn’t matter and we just wanted to continue writing in this musical direction.”

Listen to Air below, and stay tuned to Culture Creature for an interview with Brett Boland, coming very soon.

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