Emphasis - Muna / Iam (Black.Mother.Earth.)
Emphasis set out to craft an earnest and personal sound through intense grooves and dark atmospheres. A blend of metal and postrock marks the sonic coordinates of the project, with aggressive soundscapes fusing with melodic textures and lots of ambient drones. This Croatian band bridges the subtle gaps between genres, inspired by performers as diverse as Caspian, Russian Circles, This Will Destroy You, Enslaved or Isis among others.
The band’s latest output, Black.Mother.Earth, is a collection of songs that are slow, heavy and doomy, with monolithic guitar riffs and massive rhythm sections. The sound further expands the band’s aural palette with exciting new musical ideas and collaborations, furthering the legacy of the local alternative metal music scene and reaffirming the band as one of the true pioneers of the local movement towards blending heavy music with post rock and instrumental compositions.