Philadelphia progressive group In The Presence Of Wolves rattled the east coast metal scene with their 2015 full-length release Thalassas, deftly mixing a bevy of classic progressive rock, modern prog-metal, experimental, post-hardcore and jazz rock influences that have since been unparalleled by any up-and-coming local artist of late. Tight live and recorded performances and mind-boggling technical precision have already pushed In The Presence Of Wolves far beyond the limitations of their contemporaries, and they’ve only just begun.
In The Presence Of Wolves further improve upon their addictive sonic blend with their latest EP, Of Two Minds, Stages 1-2: The Ape and The Cage. The EP’s auditory assault reaches far beyond the confines of the band’s experimental predecessors, inspired by the piercing vocal attacks, tasteful theatricality and frantic musical kaleidoscopes pioneered by artists like Rush, Coheed and Cambria, Queen, The Mars Volta and Between The Buried And Me. This offering leaves the listener with something overtly inspired, yet fresh and uncharted.
ITPOW were part of the lineup for MMRBQ 2018, and it was awesome!!
The next time you can see the band live is Friday June 8th at Boot & Saddle – Details are HERE!
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