Week 51 – Ligature Marks

Welcome my HeadBangers, from Portland, Oregon:   Ligature Marks

NOUN:
Ligature marks are those marks made by an item of cord, rope, silk or some such material that has been used for the purposes of strangulation.

Well OK, is this like 50 Shades or something a little darker?????  I guess we are going to find out HeadBangers.

“Talisman”

Ok HeadBangers what do you think of that!!!!  Let’s meet these guys.

Ligature Marks is an American metal band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2017. The lineup is made from of some of the Pacific Northwest’s most hailed underground bands, vocalist Benjamin Charles(SYX, Twenty Shades of Red) , guitarist Karl Whinnery (Proven, Nova Eyes, Vintersea), guitarist Josh Whinnery (Proven), drummer Kyle Baltus (36 Crazyfists, Falling Closer, SYX) and bassist Dave Keller (SYX, Falling Closer).

“Fight Like Hell”

Holy Fking Shit HeadBangers, Benjamin Charles, vocals, WTF, you know I love growl vocals but this guy takes it to a whole different level.  Up in your face like a sledge hammer to the head damnnn.

Let’s take a look at their Bio, taken from their site:

At first glance the bands musical style could likely fall under the blanket statement of Metalcore. Dig a little deeper and you’ll uncover depths of influences ranging from progressive metal to hardcore and from punk to straight forward heavy metal. The pallet of guitar styles the Whinnery brothers have in their arsenal lay down brutal and melodic textures, equally haunting and beautiful as it is ruthless and destructive. Backed by the unforgivingly savage rhythm section of Dave Keller and Kyle Baltus, the perfect amount pocket and chaos, groove is everything. The vocals of frontman Benjamin Charles are raw and intelligent. Memorable lyrics delivered aggressively and without apology, equally tormented as they are hopeful. Boy you can say that again.

Ligature Marks stands ready to make a name for themselves. With the release of their first EP “Set Oceans on Fire” looming on the horizon and the bands music video for their first single “Fire & Flood (directed and produced by Karl Whinnery) set to debut this spring, the band is sure to live up their name with a lasting impression. Maybe not strangled to death but you should probably have a safe word established ahead of time.

“Fire and Flood”

My Thoughts:  Well hell let me catch my breath, Perkele.   I think you may need a couple safe words after this band scrambles your gray matter.  Talk about fast, hard, and brutual, I love it.  A word to bands that may want to use these guys as an opening band.  You better be able to bring some fire to the stage, this band will be a hard act to follow.  I’ve seen this before, the warming up of the crowd act turns into the one you want to keep playing.  When your metal heats up and want to keep it right there not stop, just a tip to you big bands.

Well my HeadBangers that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.   Until then, yeah you know what’s coming, don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn!!!!!!!

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