With fans so ravenous in their worship, Sleep Token have gifted them with two new songs to appease their hunger. As time turned to midnight on January 5, 2023, the emotionally driven “Chokehold”arrived first.
As 24 hours passed, “The Summoning” audaciously followed. It features an avalanche of down-tuned riffs that ultimately result in some pretty beefy breakdowns. That plus the Final Fantasy-esque pianos at the end leading into the quieter hi-hit-driven finale are a nice touch. Both tracks boldly explore and develop elements that keep Sleep Token‘s music vastly removed from any kind of pack, howling at a moon distinctly their own.
Watch the visuals for “Chokehold” above and “The Summoning” below.
The band has a 5-date, headline UK run ahead of them this month, with several shows at storied venues like the O2 Academy already sold out. What comes next, only time will tell, but what’s certain is that it won’t be bound by convention. Anonymous, silent, masked, armed with a staggering vocal range, a deft touch on the keyboards, plus a live approach that is never less than fully engaged; Sleep Token is the unique, broad-based vision of one individual.