The captivating tracks “Six Feet Under” and “On the Road” preview the upcoming full-length from Form and Fate, featuring vocals from Orion Lake. Form and Fate return after a 12-year hiatus, now infusing the lushly compelling vocals from Orion Lake into their textured, contemplative rock sound.
“Six Feet Under” rolls climactically from a bass-y synth and dreamy guitar trickling, casting a spacey enthrallment as various vocal layers — from the serene lead to the robotic reflection — add further to the soundscape. A lingering guitar tone stirs as a heavier rock-forward steadiness unveils past the first minute, expanding delicately before traversing into more dreamy ruminations. The track is a confident showcase of how fruitful this vocal-added collaboration sounds.
The similarly consuming “On the Road” also infuses spacey synths and climactic guitars, unraveling with a darker and more rock-minded sound, with shades of Wolf Alice. The nocturnal alt-rock angst proves firmly memorable in the halted vocal momentum and chugging guitar infusions. These two efforts have me firmly anticipating the upcoming album, out later this month.
These and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2023’ Spotify playlist.