Label: Forcefield Records
Release Date: 2/11/14
Apparently, the Yautja is the dreadlocked alien species from the Predator films. I had no idea. This particular Yautja, however, is a trio from Nashville, TN whose debut album Songs of Descent was recently released by Forcefield Records. Now, I mention the name of the label not because I expect readers will be familiar with it, even though its roster has included such luminaries as Cough, Windhand, Inter Arma, and Bastard Sapling. Instead, I mention it because I’m stunned that Yautja isn’t a Deathwish band; it would sound right at home next to Oathbreaker, Code Orange Kids, and other noisily metallic post-hardcore bands of that ilk for whom Converge’s Jane Doe is ground zero.