The trio's union goes back further than 2016. As Ike Yard, Argabright contributed spoken-word vocals to a track on Orphan Swords' debut EP for Desire Records. They have also remixed each other—check out Black Rain's grim version of "Asmoday"—so the trio share a lot in common. Argabright's industrial techno is informed by band-based psychedelia, which is what you get with Orphan Swords.
The Future Of The Sun is an audacious recording that demands to be played loud—or better yet, heard live in the front row of a Black Swords gig. A booming kick drum heralds the dirge of "The Arc Light Murders," as heavy noise textures gather and darken. Mourning vocals arrive later, amplifying the dreary, choking atmosphere. The piece rides out on a wave of searing electronics squealing their last breaths. "Death By Wire" is seductive and more rhythmic, so its 14 minutes breeze by. The crescendo is awesome, but stealthy enough not to disrupt the jam's powerful spell.