OU are China’s newest prog-metal band. They formed after playing in various local bands and cite their influences as Devin Townsend, Radiohead and The Gathering among others. Their debut single “Travel” funnels their bass and guitar through a wild squelching buzz and hiss. It’s a really unusual sound – like guitars are being processed through a Moog. I’ve not heard anything quite like it as vocalist Lynn sweetly serenades you with heavily processed vocals. Bassist Chris is almighty, as is drummer Anthony who creates his own military march to the noise.
OU (pronounced O) releases “Travel” today and it signals the run-up to their debut album “one”. “one” will be released on the 6th of May. Ou has said their goal with their debut album is that every song has a unique identity so I’m expecting each track to sound and feel differently. For more information on OU, visit their website or pre-order links.
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