SLANDER and Crankdat have teamed up with UK heavy metal band Asking Alexandria for a release that can only be described as incredibly unexpected. Both producers have been teasing a collaboration for a while, but listeners may be surprised to find that the track is as heavy metal as it is electronic.
The SLANDER duo has expressed that hard rock was a huge influence for them musically growing up, making this release an exciting one for them. “Kneel Before Me” showcases the producers’ diverse production capabilities as they meld the different genres together into an exciting whole.
The track opens with rasping vocals framed by electric guitar chords. Screaming falls into what the listener believes will be a heavy metal drop, but surprisingly builds into a fusion of metal and dubstep. For those who grew up on Linkin Park and System of a Down, this track is a welcome addition to the collection, with its electronic chords fusing into a hard rock framework.
The track is out now via Monstercat.