Photo: Helen Leeson
Over the last five years, SubRosa has grown into one of Salt Lake City’s better-known metal bands, and with the release of More Constant Than The Gods on Profound Lore Sept. 17, the band has shown that their high profile is well-earned. This third full-length release shows a startling amount of growth in lyrical and musical quality from No Help For The Mighty Ones. Guitarist Rebecca Vernon calls it, “By far, the most grueling album I’ve ever put together,” adding that “it was a lot of hard work, but it was worth it.” The rest of the band heartily agreed with her, seeming content to relax in the wake of its release. Violinist Kim Pack reflected on the early stages of songwriting: “It was so hard for me. We were going through all these phases where our stuff just sounded awful. I felt personally challenged to push myself and get over my personal fears.” she says.