Bison descend onto Doom Over Leipzig from British Columbia, Canada and they show it. A heavy as hell, unpretentiously filthy sound inspired by a uniquely human battle between the loneliness of Canada’s vast natural landscape and the overwhelming, claustrophobic press of city life.

While peers like Mastodon and Baroness have drifted from their earthly roots into an almost entirely heady space, Bison, on their latest album, You Are Not the Ocean You Are the Patient, move between beautiful, string-driven instrumental melodies and bitterly soul-crushing riffs without sacrificing an ounce of grit. Bison are creating a soundtrack for our times, so pour some gasoline on this garbage fire of a world and bang your fucking head.