Thrailkill is a sweet instrumental progressive metal band that released this album “Everything That Is You” last year. After giving it a decent ear, I really dig this band even more. They’re not your typical instrumental metal band…..there’s much. much more to them than they lead on. The band members went to the Musicians Institute in California, so you know where that leads musically at least…..some pretty killer songs. They have a modern take on instrumental music (laid back instrumental bands like Chon, Animals As Leaders, Plini and Polyphia let’s say). Don’t worry, they’re still heavy enough…..but not obscenely heavy.
Guitars – Wes Thrailkill
Drums – Lang Zhao
Bass – Yas Nomura
The music is moody, melodic and wild. It’s a modern take on progressive music, with some killer guitar work from Wes who is a beast I’m gonna have to admit. The guy came up with some sweet, chunky riffs….and equally as beautiful chord progressions with a decent clean sound in his setup to boot. He can not only rip an emotional lead (especially some of my favorite clean leads he took throughout the record), but can easily hold his own when he wants to go crazy. The rhythm section of Lang and Yas keep it tight with some of his bass peeking out every now and then in the songs. They have created a masterful, wide and sonic sound for a 3 piece instrumental band. Keep tabs on these dudes, as this is really phenomenal. You can check out the record here and take part in some of their merchandise like a wall flag with limited quantity left!