Spirt Adrift was created by Nate Garrett out of necessity. Garrett cut his teeth in the south, in a humid melting pot of doom, sludge, psychedelic rock and hardcore punk. He played, recorded and toured with as many bands as possible, always following the sonic path carved by the masters. Bands like Black Sabbath, Neurosis and EYEHATEGOD were the guides during his most formative years. More specifically, Garrett was deeply influenced by the artistic and personal relationships he shared with fellow Arkansans such as Deadbird, Rwake, Seahag and Pallbearer.
The Behind-Beyond EP came out in early 2016. Metal Hammer described it as a stunning work …sure to pique the interest with its gorgeous, fuzzed out progressions and solid foundations of rock. Noisey went on to say the two tracks unfurl purposefully and with grace to paint a desert-tinted portrait of modern American doom. Before the EP was even released, Garrett had written an album’s worth of material. Produced by AZ’s Bob Hoag at Flying Blanket studios, Chained To Oblivion, out August 12th on War Crime Recordings, shows the continuing evolution and growth of Garrett as both a songwriter and person. Both musically and lyrically, the music is punishingly heavy and equally uplifting. Psychedelic currents ebb and flow throughout passages of unrelenting doom and entrancing melody. The focus is on writing memorable, meaningful songs that evoke every sonic influence that shaped the musician channeling them.