stream Irist’s debut album ‘Order of the Mind’ and watch a new video interview with the band
Atlanta metal band Irist released their debut album Order of the Mind on Nuclear Blast last month, and it's quickly become one of the most buzzed-about metal debuts of the year. They've gotten a lot of comparisons to the proggier, Crack the Skye era of fellow Atlanta band Mastodon, but they also have elements of NeurIsis post-metal, turn-of-the-millennium metalcore, and more. And actually, they had an early demo mixed by producer Matt Bayles, who's worked with Mastodon, Isis, and his fair share of metalcore bands, and it was Bayles who sent the demo over to Nuclear Blast. For Order of the Mind, though, they worked with rising producer Lewis Johns, whose credits include Loathe, Creeper, Rolo Tomassi, Employed to Serve, and more.
If this all sounds up your alley and you haven't heard Order of the Mind yet, you should give it a spin below. Meanwhile, we're premiering the fifth video in the band's "About The Album" video interview series, where all five members discuss a different element of the album. For this installment, they discussed the album artwork, designed by Alex Eckman-Lawn, who Irist said they found by browsing Instagram for artists. Among other things, they mentioned how they didn't want typical "tough" looking metal artwork, and how Alex's style made for something a little less genre-specific and a little more timeless. Watch the video, followed by a playlist featuring the four previous installments and some music videos from the album, below.