Boomkat Product Review:
Sumac are the trio of Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Mammifer) guitar and vocals, Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists) drums, Brian Cook (Russian Circles These Arms Are Snakes, Botch) bass. Their ability to deliver punishing music is matched only by the weight of the pedigree.
"Turner, founder of the influential Hydra Head Label, as well as the boundary pushing SIGE label, has, since his days in Isis, consistently challenged himself to push the boundaries of heavy music. Cook’s ability to delivery complex basslines are matched by his bone shaking heavy tones.Yachyshyn’s drumming abilities are much lauded, especially by Dave Grohl, who often calls him out as his favourite drummer playing today.
The trio walk the line of chaos and control. The band’s sophomore album ‘What One Becomes’ takes a leap forward from debut ‘The Deal’ (2015), revealing a new side of Turner’s combustible songwriting and guitar playing. Fans of the legendary Isis and cult heroes Old Man Gloom will not be disappointed."