Herd Of Instinct is a very, very interesting band with a fascinating and good music. The band drawing inspiration from a vast array of influences as tribal music, horror film scores and assorted elements of rock, minimalism, Crimson-esque prog, and more. The new album Incantation features guest performances from the likes of Jerry Marotta, Pat Mastelotto, Gayle Ellett, Gavin Harrison, and Markus Reuter. At the very end of October Herd Of Instinct will release their new album. Together the musicians deliver lots of music that surprises and thrills. Sometimes very wild and savagely violent, and sometimes real beautiful. Always interesting, dynamic and willing to explore new music areas. The new album is the Herd Of Instinct most ambitious and adventurous up to now. There are plenty of prog on the album as we could expect but some nice and exciting post rock injection and also hybrid orchestral styles. The track Incantation One,
The song Myth And Ritual is minimalistic and is a homage to Avant-auteur Scott Walker. The song is written short times after Walker died and have a clear reference to his brutal compositional style. Ominous horns ensures a feeling of despair and brutally. Much good avant-prog we could hear in the title track which is divided in two pieces. The new album have vocal, and this is for the first time since the debut back in 2011.
Herd Of Instinct were formed from the ashes of 99 Names Of Good by warren guitarist Mark Cook and drummer Jason Spradlig. Soon they were joined by Mike Davidson formerly from Nervewerks, but he had played with 99 Names Of Good. In 2011 the band joined Djam Karet`s label Firepool Records. A very important and appropriate signing. The band enter the prog community and soon critics praising their compositions and making comparison with King Crimson.