The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Naisian.
"Naisian are a four piece unsigned metal band from Sheffield, UK. We are in a similar vein to Neurosis, Isis, Mastodon etc, but with a style and sound all of our own. We are dedicated and passionate about our music and have gained a reputation as an electrifying live band.
In the past year our profile has been increasing, gaining support slots for international touring bands such as 'Kylesa' and 'Rolo Tomassi'. Our self titled EP which was released mid 2008 has received a very positive reception, along with a 4 track split EP which found its way into the editors choice section in the 'Rocksound magazine'.
Adam Zejma- Guitar/Vocals/Vocoder
James Borrowdale- Guitar/Vocals/Vocoder
Jordan Garlick - Drums
Michael Aitken - Bass/Vocals
The band has a few Eps and a split currently available at this location. Download the first EP here as it is currently sold out. The band has just released a new album called "Mammalian" to some great reviews.
Sheffield's Naisian is a dark sludgy progressive metal band that at times can be calming and at other times crushing. The songs on "Mammalian" are epic and beautiful as well as sonic and devastating. If you dig bands such as Isis and Mastodon then you will surely enjoy Naisian.
What others are saying:
The Sleeping Shaman
by Pete Hamilton-Giles
"It is unusual to have found such a well honed musically competent band as Naisian. Hailing from Sheffield this band has ripped up a storm with this their first album. Falling some where between post-rock and post-metal this band has an aspiration to follow in the footsteps of Seattle's Lesbian. The similarities are not only obvious with the way in which the songs are constructed, wrought by the adventurous complexity of harmony, and the punch and counter punch between the musicians, the vocals solidify the inevitable collision course with Seattle and the Lesbros. But hey this is has to be more than finding commonality, what about the actual songs I hear you shout...well steady... this is an album to be savoured..." (Read more)