Celeb Therapist appeared to come back from nowhere. The second album from Atlanta, Georgia crew The Callous Daoboys, its mixture of mathcore and insanity completely floored us when it got here out in 2022.
“After we went into the studio, our goal was to create one thing that we had by no means heard earlier than,” explains vocalist Carson Tempo. “We had an concept of how we had been going to realize that. Every little thing may be very meticulously demoed, however we nonetheless did suppose, ‘Is that this truly going to work?’”
The band’s first album, Die On Mars, had already marked them out as an thrilling prospect within the Dillinger Escape Plan mould. “I really feel like we had been on this spot the place we had this gorgeous spinoff, however superb debut,” Carson says. “There was a little bit of strain with that, however my thought course of was that the one means we had been going to knock it out of the park was to go much more excessive, and much more out of the field. This was at all times what I heard in my head.”
Carson and co needn’t have frightened, as a result of Celeb Therapist works. The manic, scabrous tech metallic of their debut album stays, nevertheless it’s scattered in amongst all method of different genres and stylistic thrives. Pop, hip hop, breakbeats, Latin rhythms, funk, swing… you identify it, Celeb Therapist smooshes all of it into one dizzying, maniacal musical journey.
“We aren’t a Dillinger Escape Plan clone, we aren’t an Each Time I Die clone, that is what our output goes to seem like going ahead, and should you suppose [we’re derivative], right here’s a fucking piano ballad!” says Carson. “I used to be simply requested what our influences are, and folks assume it’ll be Dillinger or Botch, nevertheless it’s fucking Björk, Sigur Rós… Kendrick Lamar is a giant one! I take heed to that shit far more than I take heed to heavy music. Heavy music simply occurs to be our jumping-off level.”
The file appeared to attach instantly, with reactions dominating metallic Twitter on launch day and past. “That was so cool,” Carson smiles. “I set my alarm to get up early and see what folks had been saying. It was simply mind-blowing. It felt so good that when it went away, I desperately wished to discover a option to get it again.”
As for the longer term, Carson is eager to play the UK. “I’ve seen our stats,” he nods. “London is the primary place on this planet the place folks take heed to us. Actually out of in all places! So, we’re determined to come back over.”
And the place will The Callous Daoboys take their music subsequent? Finest to not attempt to second guess them.
“Both you keep on this generic area, two-step-breakdown-two-step-breakdown, otherwise you transfer away from it,” shrugs Carson. “So long as we give a fuck, I feel we’re going to write down nice songs… and I actually, actually give a fuck!”
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