ABRAMS blast a cathartic mix of catchy, driving rhythms, soaring vocals and ethereal ambiance into the heavy music landscape.

Fusing melody and dissonance, guitarist/vocalist Zach Amster, bassist/vocalist Taylor Iversen, drummer Ryan DeWitt and guitarist Graham Zander wield elements of heavy rock, shoegaze, grunge and post-metal with ease and fluency, creating a crystalline heaviness that’s bittersweet and nostalgic yet also gazes forward.

The Denver band’s arresting sound finds them sharing terrain with the likes of Torche and Cave-In, while their penchant for crunchy, irresistibly hooky riffs recalls alt-rock icons Hum and Quicksand. Even so, their swirling meld of influences isn’t the totality of ABRAMS.

New album Blue City is a sojourn through lush, cinematic passages and contemplative psychedelia. Its lyrics describe a metaphorical prison, a cold but familiar place where fear of change and the impossibility of action lead to paradoxical, crushing comfort.

Arriving on May 24 from Blues Funeral Recordings, ABRAMS’ Blue City is where genre-defying heaviness and perfect melodic songcraft converge. Look for ABRAMS on tour in the summer and fall of 2024.