War Games 4:380:00/4:38
“This really is very good. If you’re looking for a high-quality contemporary post-rock album, then look no further, Accidents have you covered.”
Accidents formed in 2018 and quickly got to work writing their first release Vemödalen. Each track on the EP has been written using a narrative, based on a single word. The meaning defines the story both lyrically and musically. The word 'vemödalen' itself is taken from the 'Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows', which describes the fear that everything has already been done. The band recorded and produced the EP themselves in December 2018, over a series of night shifts in an industrial unit in Manchester.
Vemödalen is rooted in many places. The band share some key influences whilst ultimately having distinct individual tastes in music; this combination makes for an interesting application of ideas. Guitars may be reminiscent of contemporary alt-metal at times, whilst synonymous with early heavy metal or prog rock at others. Clean vocals compliment heavier riffs and compound Accidents' distinct atmospheric sections, afforded by the combination of three very different guitar players.
War Games (single)
Following a line-up change, the band regrouped in 2019 to begin work on the follow-up to Vemödalen. The result of which was War Games which sees the band building upon their devastating heavy sections whilst maintaining their ambient melodic sections.
As of 2020, the band are hard at work on more new material that pushes their own conceptions of what guitar and vocal driven music can and should be.
For fans of : Thrice, Karnivool, Arcane Roots