Following the release of 2016’s debut album “do nothing till you hear from me”, and a Progressive Music Award 2016 in the Vanguard category, “tardigrades will inherit the earth” – the 2017 album by THE MUTE GODS – is an even more adventurous rock opus than its predecessor. Contrasting infectious, catchy songs with rather grim perspectives on the state of religion, politics, media, and the environment, THE MUTE GODS blend the “out of the box” thinking approach of progressive music with a timeless melodicism and addictive hooks that cannot deny a certain alternative rock edge. Featuring Nick Beggs, long-time collaborator of Steven Wilson, Roger King (Steve Hackett), and the exceptional drumming skills of Marco Minnemann, THE MUTE GODS have forged a darker, deeply thought-provoking record that bears a sarcastic lyrical feel resulting in such impressive singles as “We Can’t Carry On” or the title-track as well as seven minutes long, highly dynamic pieces like “The Dumbing Of The Stupid” or “Window Onto The Sun”. Beggs comments: “This album asks people to take off their rose-tinted spectacles and consider the reality facing us. At this point in my career, I feel strongly that it’s important to use music as a vehicle for truth, not just feel-good entertainment.” Still, it feels good to be able to sink into the extremely smart, well-crafted musical and lyrical content of “tardigrades will inherit the earth”.