Leatherback, the instrumental industrial project from Chester, England, dynamically cultivates soundscapes and heavy elements to produce a hard hitting sound. With each release, the project unleashes something new and the latest single ‘In Perpetuity’ shows a epic elevation in Leatherback’s art.
It’s an immersive experience; ‘In Perpetuity’ is dark and incredibly atmospheric. The electronics weave a horror-scape bringing in powerful bass tones and eerie synths, along with wider style influences such as trap cymbals being introduced. When the heaviness arrives it thunders into the track. The distorted guitar tones are just delicious and complement the surrounding instrumentation. Harsh vocals emphasise the brutality of the track – the lyrics explore dark, dystopian themes and add an extra dimension to the single:
no start, no end, no start, no end, no start, no end, no start, no end
Pain breeds pain.
No start, no end.
Paid breeds pain.
‘In Perpetuity’ shows the continuing evolution of Leatherback’s music. The impact of the track as whole is just immense, drawing upon the distinctive moulding of electronics and metal Leatherback has become known for but pushing it all even further. The new single is a hypnotic, ambient and experimental listening experience that is not to be missed.