Last fall the Dutch metal band Variscythe released their debut album Deluding Paradigm, which followed EPs released in 2011 and 2013. Today we’re bringing you the premiere of the band’s video for the new album’s third track, “Hollowed Mind”.
In “Hollowed Mind”, the band combine jolting rhythms and rapid-fire riffs, spidery lead guitar flurries and gut-punching drum work, agile bass somersaults and ferocious vocals — along with melodic hooks that are catchy but with an undercurrent of darkness (and bit of dissonance in the mix, too).
All the instrumental performers show their technical skill in the song, but the guitar solo is a particular eye-opener.
Deluding Paradigm is available on Bandcamp, and we’re including a stream of the album along with the video for “Hollowed Mind”.