Five years ago, we noted that Nicolas Cage’s son Weston was the vocalist of a black metal band called Eyes of Noctum. Since then, the band’s gone on to… well, not much. They put an album out in 2009, but the band’s official web site is yours for the taking, and since then, he’s gotten arrested and fought with Tommy Lee. At any rate, with Eyes of Noctum behind him, he’s stepped out on his own as Wes Cage. Described as “ghost metal” by his Soundcloud page, his sound “twists symphonic, blackened progressive metal with cutting edge orchestrations.” That sounds like it might be pretty good, like Opeth, or maybe Xerath, right? Nah, not exactly.
Cage recently released a song called “Tell Me Why (Matriarch of Misery),” and it doesn’t sound blackened, or particularly progressive. It sounds like something that might be a little too heavy to be on an active rock station, but not by much. “Some have said he sounds like a young David Bowie with the distinction of Marilyn Manson,” his bio claims. Who are these “some?” At any rate, this song is apparently from Cage’s debut solo album, Prehistoric Technology, which is due out in 2015.
[via Metal Sucks]