This weeks Band Crush Wednesday is the band Immortal Bird. Referring to themselves and “crusty, blackened, and uncomfortably angry”, Immortal Bird formed in 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Releasing their debut EP, Akrasia, the same year, the band has built a reputation as making incredibly angry and sludgy blackened metal. Their brand new album, Empress/Abscess, is one of my favorite albums of the year so far. It’s brutal, crushing, and at times quite beautiful. The vocals are ferocious. The music is bleak and heavy. There’s nothing to not like. Do yourself a favor and get both of their albums. Immortal Bird have become one of my favorite bands in the last year or so and I expect Empress/Abcess to end up very high on a lot of year end lists.
Immortal Bird are going out on a short East Coast tour in August. If they are coming near you, you should go support them!