Dyatlove, from Vancouver, Canada have a fresh new single out to weave into ears everywhere. The quartet of Sam Caviglia (vocals/guitar), Rikki Jennings-Buford (guitar), Justin Lacey (bass) and Rob Sheldrick (drums) are joined by Scott Whalen (Imonolith/Ugly Men/Latenite Automatic) who picks up guest vocals and adds a crushing layer to “The Chrysalis”.
Written near the end of 2019, the single speaks of evolving as a person, the personal growth we all hope to achieve. After sitting on it for quite some time, Dyatlove feels this is the time to unleash it. As they continue to explain:
“We decided to record it and put it out to keep things moving during the dreaded 2020 experience. There was the need to keep productive and have something to work towards as everything was shut down here in British Columbia. Sam is really proud of these lyrics and as a band we are proud of how this song came together. We were able to work with our longtime friend Royce Whittaker on this song and he really helped us out with the little nuances. It was amazing to have him join us for this track, along with another of our friends Scott Whalen who added some devastating vocals!”
Dyatlove coin their sound as “emo sludge” and it is chock full of raw emotion, meandering clean vocals and slow, somber riffs brushed against a heavy wall of pounding drums edged with flecks of hardcore elements. Thus far, they have released a self-titled EP (2020) and a stand-alone single “DIE, KILL, PIG” (2020). They will be recording another EP this year.
Recommended for fans of Deafheaven, Converge, and Russian Circles, “The Chrysalis” can be heard via its streaming premiere on New Noise Magazine HERE.
“The Chrysalis” will be officially available on all digital platforms April 2, 2021.
Digital pre-save here.