The Phoenix Arizona boundary erasers Spirit Adrift are coming back this October with their second album, Curse of Conception. Today we’re getting our first taste with the albums’ title track. Trying to describe Spirit Adrift in terms of sub genre seems like a pointless and daunting endeavor. Spirit Adrift is, well, a lot of things. All of which are on full display here. The song opens with adjacent guitar harmonies winding around each other’s paths while accompanied by bass and drum work that recalls trad metal’s sense of high drama. Once you think you know where the track is headed, the band plunges down into doom with St. Vitus’ sense of melody and Candlemass’ vocals. From there, Spirit Adrift lift off into prog metal explorations with a touch of arena rock for scaling purposes. Currently, I’m on my fourth listen and I’m very much here for this. Listen below.
Curse of Conception is out 6/10 on 20 Buck Spin.