The music of Astronaut Down strives to achieve a balance between the depth and complexity of progressive metal, and the accessible energy of mainstream rock. Intricate polyrhythms and ambitious song structures coexist with memorable melodies and subtly-evolving thematic progressions, all delivered with conviction and unmistakable vitality.
Their influences range from old school progressive rock to contemporary technical metal, from melodic punk to post-hardcore. Astronaut Down plays new progressive rock, focusing on the composition, with a dynamic range of material that appeals to a wide range of listeners. The key is balance, whether carefully unfolding an elaborate instrumental passage, or delivering an anthemic chorus.
Their new album Moths to the Flame finds the band exploring new sonic territory, pushing the envelope further with densely-layered rhythmic complexity, while also featuring more of the aggressive elements that have become a staple of their energetic live show. Building on the groundwork laid by their 2006 concept album God's Eye, Moths to the Flame is the sound of a band continuing to evolve and redefine their approach to music, while still doing what they do best.