Cave Dweller Music “…ultra groovy brand of melodic death metal. Now I should clarify that I’m not usually a big fan of groovy melodic death metal but this album blew me away. The sheer level of catchiness and the infectious energy behind the music completely won me over. I listened to this album for the first time while at the grocery store and found it extremely hard not to headbang along in front of the whole store.”
Heavy Music HQ Album Reviews: Week of July 9, 2021 – Heavy Music Headquarters Mütherload – “Ü is a rock-steady first release for Mütherload with glimpses of a worthy foundation set in place.” Scattered Storm – “On their Oblivion EP, Scattered Storm give stomping grooves and bouncy breakdowns a cinematic flair, as electronics and orchestration add dimensions to their sound. Whether it’s the “2001: A Space Odyssey”-inspired ambient outro to “Kingslayer” or the mournful closing ballad “Scattered Storm,” the band doesn’t hesitate to offer different sides to their music, which is a commendable trait for a band in their infancy.”
Mostly Metal – Review: Mütherload – Ü (EP) “With four songs, two interludes and 16:30 minutes of playing time, “Ü” is a rather short, but mind-blowing listen, worth to crank it up. Serious musicianship meets full power vocals and a certain craziness, which is a great combination for me. Considering their founding story I can only confirm: these guys really know how to write music together. Let’s hope this EP is the delicious appetizer for an album to follow.”
Montreal, QC – July 6, 2021
For fans of Lamb of God, In Flames, Mastodon, Opeth, Tool
Canada’s Mütherload Are Now Streaming Their Debut EP Ü
Mütherload hails from London, ON, Canada and they are pleased to announce their debut EP “Ü”. The majority of the musicians in the band worked together previously in Heaven Ablaze and keep the same professionalism and tightness, albeit with less of a thrashy sound and more of an emphasis on death metal.
Before the EP officially drops on Friday, July 9th, the band has teamed up with NoCleanSinging for its full stream premiere HERE.
Musically, the album starts a little on the dark side. The main reason for that is because the first two songs (“Insect”, and “The Visitor”) are in a much lower tuning (Open C# Major) and the last couple of tracks (Thaügüst, and Lamia) are in Eb Standard. By the end of the EP, things sound a little brighter and more upbeat, sonically.
According to vocalist Derek Lee, lyrical inspiration comes from life and its atrocities, and things that make him mad; his opinions and the state of society, the state of the government, the state of our mental frailty, his inner demons and the lessons he’s learned in life, both good and bad. He explains the album in further detail:
“The Ü EP is our first step back into the metal scene after years of silence. We feel this small collection of music represents the focus that we’ve developed as a band in our songwriting for the first time in years. Musically we’ve stretched our reach into new territory with open tunings, and more space for vocals. This EP deserves to be played loud, so crank it up!”
For those who enjoyed this initial six-track sampling of Mütherload, there is more in the works! There are complete songs ready to go and the riffs just keep coming. Stay tuned!
A sonic smorgasbord of all things heavy, Mütherload is recommended for fans of In Flames, Mastodon, Lamb of God and Opeth.
EP pre-order – https://mutherload.bandcamp.com/album/-
Music Video – The Visitor – https://youtu.be/M_-RLpnxlNQ
1. Insect (3:54)
2. The Visitor (3:39)
3. Ü (0:44)
4. Iniquity (3:06)
5. Thaügüst (1:43)
6. Lamia (3:24)
EP Length: 16:32
EP and Live Band Line Up:
Patrick Davison – Guitar
Derek Haley – Guitar
Chris McKichan – Bass
Matt Ashton – Drums
Derek Lee – Vocals
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ASHER MEDIA RELATIONS
Jon Asher – Music Publicist
“Their 6 track debut E.P., entitled ‘Ü’ draws on lots of elements of thrash metal, heavy guitars, awesome melodies, pounding drums and a vocal from singer Derek Lee, that sounds like he’s gargled with concrete before being let loose!!… Mütherload have given people notice, and they are delivering right here, right now, and deserve your attention.” – The Razor’s Edge
Hated One Metal Reviews EP Review: Mütherload
“Sludgy, groovy, and louder than the impact of a speeding Mack truck with an icy bridge abutment, Mütherload’s debut EP Ü is a six-track independent monster that should most definitely perk up many an ear with its heavy, heavy tunes.”