We don’t know what sheep did wrong to wreak the wrath of this new Canadian metal band but what we do know is that we love the name of The Sheep Destroyer Crew.
What’s more, these guys also sound fantastic. They’ve honed an intense, heavy metalcore sound that fuses huge, intoxicating riffing and savage vocals with wild guitar licks and pounding drum beats.
The Sheep Destroyer Crew released their second album Unstable Minds: Blighted Fantasies earlier this month, and it’s a thrilling, heavy, wild blast of unadulterated metal goodness.
They sent us second track Biomech Factory, which opens up with a big drum roll then a booming riff and driving drums that continue under a barrage of screamed vocals. That dives into more screamed vocals supported by a darting riff then continues into another intense verse of entertaining riffery.
Cool little flits of high-pitched guitar come in and feed into another smash of heavy vocals. That gives way to more little twists of guitar then huge screams alongside heavy guitars and distant shoots of alien-like synth sounds. Check it out in the video below:
The heaviness flows straight into Pool Of Hope, which opens up with big smashes of drums and chugging guitars then huge screamed vocals. Cool higher-pitched guitars support the onslaught of screams then drop into lively riff, before chugging low-tuned guitars and huge drums give way to more heavy vocals.
This is a slightly more melodic effort, with a big piercing guitar solo coming in and continuing over atmospheric vocals and repeating guitar chords. Give it a listen below:
These two tracks give us a taster of what to expect from the band but there’s so much more metal goodness on their debut album. A particular favourite being the superb Captain Obvious, below.
Then there’s the intense, hard-hitting Dead Morning, which is below, and do yourself a favour and listen to the savage intro to Deceivers.
We had a chat with frontman Jean-Sebastian Collard around the release of Biomech Factory to find out more. Read on below!
GR: Who are The Sheep Destroyer Crew?
JSC: “We are the Sheep Destroyer Crew, a Canadian metal band, former;y created by the lead guitarist that found the singer to start the project together, then came the second guitarist and the drummer.”
GR: You just released Biomech Factory. What should people be expecting from the song? What inspired you to write it?
JSC: “As for Biomech Factory, I wrote this song purely out of my imagination and about how great fantasy worlds would look like, just like a kid dream, with wildness and intensity for my personal touch. My lyrics were led by the vibe I got when I first heard the instrumental.”
GR: How would you describe your sound to people that haven’t listened to you yet?
JSC: “I would describe our band to new people as a metal band that sounds like no other, we base our compositions with pure imagination without following or settling on rules. You will either love it, or not. It’s not for everyone but those who enjoy it will have a blast.”
GR: What influences you to write music? Any key themes or topics that you write about?
JSC: “For Biomech Factory, I really submerged my mind into a fantastic world where the jungle fauna was near its extinction. So alchemists used that opportunity to capture some creatures living there to boost them and clone them, then used for war, malfunction of the creatures obedience may occur from time to time and there comes the chaos.”
GR: Which bands/musicians are/have been your strongest musical influences?
JSC: “Every musician has their own favorite bands and influences. Northlane, Trivium, Born Of Osiris, Jinjer, Devil Wears Prada are the strongest musical influences.”
GR: What have you got coming up through the rest of 2019 and into 2020?
JSC: “We will release the 2nd album in 2019, and work on the 3rd one during winter. We are in process to start shows by 2020.”