Immigrating from Iran to Turkey to escape oppressive laws, Out of Nowhere are proving that not only are they capable of breaking cross-country boundaries, but also the stereotypes within music subgenres. Within the first minute of “Deja Vu,” it’s quite clear what influences lay dormant in their creative genes. Architects-like dynamics and a Polyphia stylized breakdown allows the band to comfortably fit in the crowd.
Unfortunately, the modern metalcore scene is rather crowded and time for a makeover. What could possibly be the solution for a slowly-becoming stale subgenre?
Out of Nowhere presents what appears to be a santoor, a branch of the hammered dulcimer tree born from classic Middle Eastern folk music. If you’re the impatient type, skip ahead to the 2-minute mark to witness the uniquely instrumental cameo. Although the world of metal music is vast, this at least the first instance of the santoor emerged in the genre on our radar. The performance provided a Children of Bodom-esque neoclassical edge and flair alike Oni‘s xylosynth usage; hopefully the inclusion of the santoor is a recurring theme in future Out of Nowhere material as it provides an extra dimension and necessary distinction in an over-saturated style.
Watch the music video for Out of Nowhere‘s “Deja Vu” now.
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