Hailing from Oslo Norway and inspired by coldest place on earth, Siberia, SIBIIR are a blackened-hardcore quintet who revel in darkness and misery to create their uniquely spine-chilling sound. Summoning up the band’s collective influences of black, death, technical, thrash and hardcore, SIBIIR turned heads across with world with their self-titled debut, which Metal Hammer UK described as ‘an explosive, eclectic and exciting listen’.
On second album Ropes the band continue to focus on harrowing soundscapes but also take their sound into more experimental territory. They explain:
"On this record we wanted to explore the diversity in the riffs. We worked on utilizing the different parts in different ways, instead of cramming sh*tloads of ideas into one song. We've been focusing more on the dynamics, not only on each track, but also of the album as a whole.”
Anticipating of the inevitable collapse of society and the eventual demise of humanity, SIBIIR tackle many of the issues that are sending us down this path on Ropes. The band continue:
“The lyrics revolve around issues we find in society today. A looming concern that doesn’t let go, which sooner or later will evolve into bona fide anxiety and despair for what the future might hold. The lyrics deal with subjects such as the climate crisis, the increasing wealth gap, a failing capitalist system, and our passive attitude towards it all.”