With a prelude which sounded like something Mike Patton would cook up, it took me all of five seconds to fall in love with Caveat Empire’s latest single Howling Fantods.
There may have been some profanities projected at my speakers as I sat in aural admiration to the Chicago, US based band’s progressively tantalizing, intricately sensational new single. After the prelude I was worried at how any style of vocals could compliment an already perfect beat. Then I was blown away once more the vocals behind Howling Fantods. With a faint reminiscence to bands such as Magazine and Public Image Ltd the vocalist versed the evocative lyrics with a perceptible amount of passion and proved his vocals were just as progressive as the beat.
In short, Howling Fantods is nothing if not prodigally blinding genius, why not check it out for yourselves by heading over to YouTube and dare to disagree with me?
If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to head over to Facebook and fangirl at them just a little bit after checking out their feverishly lavish amplified soundscapes of chaos.
Review by Amelia Vandergast