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Mood Music: Saola - "A Strange Radiation"

Mood Music: Saola - "A Strange Radiation"

Metal music has quite the history to it. Not to say its history sets it entirely apart from other genres, but metal classics can go as deep as wounds with the lasting effect they have on a person. Some of the best metal musicians have years in age under their belt, leaving more time to develop a personal history of memories that adds to their devotion to the genre. But for local youths Saola, age hasn't a goddamn thing to do with their output, and they make that widely known.

It's not that Saola flaunt their age. In fact, it's quite the opposite, not that it particularly matters anyway. For this doom quartet, who are exiting their high school years, the level of musicianship they've individually and collectively reached is at a tier near the greats. It's shown in their debut album Black Canvas and in their live sets, which is part of how they ended up winning one of our artist polls last month. They're guaranteed to go far and if you haven't given Saola a chance yet, it's about time to change that.

Now that the brutal heat is here, listen to their equally as brutal track "A Strange Radiation" below. 

This Emerging Artist is based in Portland,
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for our Portland Artist of the Month poll below!

Which local Treefort Music Festival act should be the Deli Portland's next Artist of the Month?
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  Soul Ipsum  
  Frankie Simone 
  Slow Corpse 

This poll will end on March 31, 2018 at 11.59 PM ET

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