Yakuza – “Fire Temple And Beyond” (Stereogum Premiere)

Yakuza

Yakuza – “Fire Temple And Beyond” (Stereogum Premiere)

Yakuza

Chicago's Yakuza don’t really sound like anything else in metal, or anything else, period. Vocalist Bruce Lamont (also of Bloodiest, Circle Of Animals) sings in a dark croon not unlike Layne Staley or Chris Cornell (or Profound Lore labelmate Erik Wunder of Cobalt and Man's Gin), and contributes hypnotic, avant-garde-leaning saxophone work; there are heavy jazz and Middle Eastern influences ...

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