Formed as a quartet in a small town of Čakovec in Međimurje region, Emphasis set out to craft an earnest and personal sound through intense grooves and dark atmospheres. A blend of metal and post rock 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 and
They received praise and critical acclaim for their 2007 debut album, “Elements of Morrow”, which was a great blend of textural heavy metal, post-rock and alternative. On their second album, “Gliding Over All”, the band truly set out to refine their own sound formula, working towards implementing intricate melodic patterns, heavy guitar riffs, cymbal washes and other elements that further enrich the sound and textures of the band in a very innovative way; showing significant growth from their earlier record.
The band are set to release latest output, “Black.Mother.Earth” on the 28/04/2017 via Geenger Records, and this collection of songs 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 and today we are giving you to opportunity to stream album in full. Rest assured this is an album you won’t want to miss. Check it out below and you can pre-order/buy the album here