EMBR is: Alan - Bass | Mark - Guitar | Crystal – Vocals | Eric - Drums
EMBR have 3 solid EP’s under their belt. In 2016 they released 261 which was an onslaught of heavy riffs and angelic vocals. In 2017 the band released 271, This release maintained a level of heaviness but they also managed to reign back on the onslaught and displayed their softer side. On 326:Spiritual Dialysis (early 2019) the massive sound was turned up, slowed down and was an absolutely defining and deafening assault. All of EMBR’s EP’s have been received very well and have had a wide array of sound while staying true to the mission.
[EMBR] have crafted an emotionally fueled offering driven by fantastic guitar fueling, fluid rhythms, and cohesive drumming."
"excursions into areas of heavy psyched doom and occult rock, shifting through a myriad of differing dynamics and subtle time changes with Bigelow's vocals swooping and soaring majestically overhead."
"271 is a very dramatic and emotionally charged EP "
"what a superb item of U.S. doom we have here."
326: SPIRITUAL DIALYSIS REVIEWS
"Punishingly heavy with sedated slowness on a level different than most Doom out there, EMBER could give SUNN O))) a run for their money."
"Crystal and Erik Bigelow are a couple on fire, united by the riff and crowned by the power and glory of fuzz for time and eternity. "
EMBR has recently signed with NHS (NEW HEAVY SOUNDS) and will release their first full length album with the UK label. EMBR is very excited to be part of their stellar roster (Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, Black Lab, Vodun, Sky Valley Mistress, Cold In Berlin to name a few)1823 is EMBR’s first (and highly anticipated) full length album.
On 1823 EMBR returned to Ledbelly Sound Studio in Dawsonville, GA to work with Matt Washburn (Mastodon, Royal Thunder, Artimus Pyledriver).In this release the band set out to blend their previous works and introduce some new interesting elements.
EMBR pulls back absolutely no punches right from the start on this release. There are drop-tuned guitars, chest rattling low end, pounding drums, vocal cord ripping screams, synth and exquisite haunting vocals. All this while hitting the seasoned and new listener with the unexpected.The songs on 1823 are loud, heavy, brutally beautiful, aggressive, abrasive and at times they send you into a dense and dark atmosphere.