Exalt 'The Shape You Took Before the Ache' is Out Now!
Exalt's 'The Shape You Took Before The Ache' is OUT NOW! Produced by Pete Grossman and Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording (Harm's Way, Weekend Nachos), the sound on The Shape You Took Before the Ache exudes massive heaviness through simple, brutish riffs and primitive, machine-like rhythms. From opener "Sacrifice to Purify" onward, the band makes it clear that the intent is maximum impact through minimalist tactics, harking back to a time in metal's past when raw power ruled. Adding another dimension to the music, are the haunting melodies that arise up out of the punishment on many of the songs. "Worship" is elevated to a whole other astral plane by a soaring chorus vocal, contrasting vicious chugs; on "The Ache," "The Shape" and "I Dove Into the Sun," the band descends fully into a fragile, atmospheric realm, creating beautiful and unsettling moments. It is a further realization of what was promised by 2014 sophomore album Pale Light which Substream called, "ominous... haunting... a foreboding soundtrack."
You can listen and purchase the album HERE.
Sept 16th - Waterloo, ON @ Maxwells (Record Release Show)
Oct 5th - New York City, NY @ Saint Vitus
Oct 6th - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
Oct 7th - Valpairaiso, IN @ Big Shots
Oct 8th - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Oct 9th - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Oct 11th - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
Oct 12th - Boise, ID @ The Shredder
Oct 13th - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Oct 14th - Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria
Oct 15th - Portland, OR @ The Panic Room
Oct 16th - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
Oct 18th - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Oct 19th - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Oct 21st - Dallas, TX @ So What? Festival
Oct 22nd - Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
Oct 24th - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Oct 25th - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club