Yeah, okay, I'm sick of the mysterious band schtick too, but only because everyone who does it seems to be concealing their faces behind mountains of label money. At first, Phuture Doom could fit that category. And maybe they still do a bit: signed to Skrillex's label, ghostly press shots, plus they do that glitchy typing thing on a bunch of their websites. But the sound of their Nightfall EP torches Prodigy's The Fat of the Land with black metal and dubstep. which is a bit sensible, sure, but generally it makes me want to summon one of the seven princes of hell and start a DJ night with it.
However, take a look at “The Book of Nightfall,” their new video manifesto. It positions the band's cultish aesthetic as a response to unchecked growth of the philosophy of transhumanism, and the impending rise of the singularity. That's when, put simply, your laptop becomes smarter than you. And it's closer than you think. Hasn't YouTube been getting a little bit too spot-on with its video recommendations recently?
Usually this kind of criticism was limited to crazed placard wavers in city centres raving about 666 microchips, but here Phuture Doom dress those concerns in a serious, articulate suit and sends it to debate transhumanism advocates via excerpts of their interviews. Watch below and prepare to maybe throw your phone out the window after.