Hanover, Germany-based avant doom/shoegaze duo MIGHT presents their eponymous debut album through Exile On Mainstream this week. Just days preceding its official release this Friday, Captured Howls is now streaming Might in its dynamic entirety alongside an in-depth interview with the band.
MIGHT is the newly formed project created by married couple Ana Muhi (vocals, bass) and Sven Missullis (guitars, vocals, drums), who set out to record their debut in their own studio in March 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic was rapidly engulfing the planet. The raw energy, subtleness and fragility of the songs get pulled into a wake deeply influenced by the state of the outside world. Under circumstances, a new level of concentration the tracks began to form.
Throughout the album, one can read out different questions and approaches relating to the state of the world as of today: a dichotomy between emotional safety and discomfort, between rage, despair, and hope becomes the common theme.
Captured Howls interviewed Muhi and Missullis about the creation of the album in which the investigative site writes, “…MIGHT present a richly immersive whirlwind of heavy doom metal on their debut… The band, which is comprised of the married couple Ana Muhi and Sven Missullis, perform a melodically strong and thematically heavy creation, with strong, persistent melodies on the guitar buoyed by elements like an earth-rattlingly heavy sense of groove and invitingly intricate drum rhythms.”
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Exile On Mainstream will release Might on LP which comes bundled with a CD and all digital outlets this Friday, July 17th. Fans of Chelsea Wolfe, Emma Ruth Rundle, Jarboe, Dolch, Treedeon, Neurosis, Ides Of Gemini, and Black Mare should check out MIGHT.
MIGHT is ready for shows and will hit the road as soon as clubs reopen. Expect an extraordinaire concept: visual projections will become part of the live shows much more than their usual purpose as an illustration. Missullis will play as a virtual drummer with his own guitar-playing self on the same stage.
Empty streets, contact restrictions, breathing masks – a situation we all would have considered completely absurd just a few months ago – adds a new kind of dismal to our daily life, which turns a somber vision into some new normality. For MIGHT, a band whose inauguration falls into these times, it is an influence on their artistic creation. Two days before the planned start of recording, the world came to a grinding halt with lockdowns implemented all over Europe.
While the world discusses topics such as “flattening the curve,” MIGHT created their own sine wave, built from emotional interferences and amplification between music and personal experience, resulting in an album full of ethereal intensity. The record comes across like a soundtrack for the emotional movie we all seem to be acting in: depression, ways out, light and darkness, instrumental furor, and acoustic reflection create a debate taking in arguments from several musical genres such as black metal, doom, sludge, post-rock, and shoegaze. This all happens organically and naturally, taking the focus away from pure effects towards an emotional efficiency: the power of love as an answer to questions relating to death and life as fragments thrown into the lyrics.