With their first new single in over 3 years “White Sun” arriving one week from today on 12.17.21 (pre-save on Spotify here), Wisconsin-based progressive metal act The World Is Quiet Here is doing one final throwback to their debut album Prologue before entering a new era of prog and we couldn’t be more excited about it. We’ve covered TWIQH here on Gear Gods before when they dropped their first banger of a single “The Benign Author: Construct” back in February of 2018, and now the midwest gentlemen are here to follow that up with a brand new dual-guitar playthrough for their somehow even longer song “See the Sun”! And if that weren’t enough reason to check it out, the eagle-eyed amongst you might have guessed that it was filmed by, uh, me!
Featuring guitarists Isaac Stolzer-Gary and Ethan Felhofer, “See the Sun” is a great example of the band’s knack for genre-hopping in the best possible way. The song, nearing a whopping 13 minutes in length, runs the gamut from blast beat-basted deathcore riffs to ethereal and ambient clean sections. These reasons and more are why The World Is Quiet Here often get compared to bands like Between the Buried and Me and Native Construct, and we can definitely hear the resemblances (and aren’t upset in the slightest). Stolzer-Gary and Felhofer also do a great job navigating the plethora of stylistic changes throughout this prog epic, balancing relentless lead lines with complex chords that look like they hurt to play (direct quote from the band: “They do!”). Surely, within the walls of its proggy fortress, there’s a little something here for most fans of heavy music.
If you’re not already following The World Is Quiet Here, we suggest you hop on the hype train now. Word on the street is, they’ve got a full-length album set to come out sometime next year. Don’t forget to pre-save the band’s first upcoming single in over 3 years, “White Sun”, here, and to follow the dudes on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with what they’ve got coming soon.