A little over a week ago, I went to see Yob. One of their openers was a local band I had never heard of named Ethicist. The completely blew me away. Especially knowing they were only 45 minutes away and I had never even heard their name before.
Ethicist play a thoughtful and emotionally heavy form of black metal in the vein of a less long winded Wolves In The Throne Room. Their songs are volatile and immensely heavy.
So far, Ethicist have released one self-titled demo EP on cassette. Their second cassette release is set to be released on Grimoire Cassette Cvlture (also on vinyl through Phratry Records).