EP Review Modern Rituals - Yearning

Modern Rituals - Yearning

An intricate and intriguing example of heavy music being pushed past its boundaries.

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It’s no easy feat to make a searing impact over the space of just four tracks, but with their new EP – and the follow-up to 2018 album ‘The Light That Leaks In’ – Modern Rituals more than manage it. Opening with ‘Alfredo Snivellin’, a mammoth track which veers from densely squalling guitars to discordant moodiness and back again, this four-track offering showcases the band’s composed ability to shift from ginormous sonics to luscious, delicate moments and back again, with the deft flick of a switch.

Packed with power, yet still laden with gorgeous melody – especially in its second half – ‘Yearning’ is an intricate and intriguing example of heavy music being pushed past its boundaries.

In the studio with Mystery Jets

In the studio with Mystery Jets

We catch up with the band in their characteristically bizarre new digs as they round off the final touches to the “hard-hitting” follow-up to ‘Curve of the Earth’.