Dreadnaught stands out in the crowd and has definitely their own sound and identity. Much due to many crazy musical ideas, but also to the instrumentation and arrangements. The line-up are Kelly Schilling – guitar, flute, clean and harsh vocals, Jordan Clancy on drums and alto/tenor saxophone, Kevin Handlon on bass and mandolin, Lauren Vieira, keys and clean vocals. The track Besieged,
For their fourth long player, Dreadnaught follow-up their 2017 A Wake In Sacred Waves acclamation with an album that takes their singular multiplex and pictorial sound to new sonic realms even more heavily textile, complex, and vastly designed. Emergence sees the four-piece delving more into heavier and darker sonic territory as well, an aspect that was evident with A Wake In Sacred Waves but has become fully realized with Emergence.
Dreadnought represents a new face for extreme music across the board. The presence of flute, mandolin, and saxophone adds subterranean depth to the sonic palette, while dual female melodies make for a majestic and mystical chemistry.