Sumac is a musical project that emerged in 2014, consisting of members Aaron Turner (vocals and guitar), Brian Cook (bass), and Nick Yacyshyn (drums). Aaron Turner, known for his work with bands like Isis and Old Man Gloom, formed Sumac as a means to explore new sonic territories and push the boundaries of heavy music.

Sumac's style can be described as experimental metal, incorporating elements of sludge, post-metal, and avant-garde. Their music is characterized by complex song structures, heavy and intricate guitar riffs, thunderous basslines, and powerful drumming. The band's sound often takes listeners on an intense journey through dark and atmospheric landscapes.

Throughout their career, Sumac has garnered critical acclaim for their innovative approach to heavy music. Their debut album "The Deal" was released in 2015 to widespread praise from both fans and critics alike. It showcased the band's ability to create dense and immersive soundscapes while maintaining a sense of urgency and intensity.

In 2016, Sumac released their sophomore album "What One Becomes," further solidifying their reputation as one of the most exciting acts in the metal genre. This album delved even deeper into experimentation, incorporating elements of free jazz and noise rock into their already unique sound.

Sumac has also been recognized for their captivating live performances.


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