Warsaw’s multicultural alternative metal ensemble, Post Modern Therapy, isn’t your typical band with a run-of-the-mill origin story. In an era defined by socio-political turmoil and the lingering aftermath of war, their emergence in 2023 was an outcome of the consequences of the war in Ukraine and the revolution in Belarus.
Comprising Kira and Michael from Belarus, Denis from Ukraine, and Cezary from Poland, Post Modern Therapy‘s music serves as a unique reflection of the collective experiences that brought them together.
Their debut single, “Anxiety,” serves as an intriguing entry point into their sonic universe. The band’s description of their music as “Neo–alternative” and “Nu–grunge” hints at the genre-defying nature of their sound. Each track they produce, including “Anxiety,” is a venture into uncharted territory, embodying a sense of experimentation that is at the core of their identity.
“Anxiety” emerges as a reflection of the tumultuous emotions experienced in an unpredictable world.
Den, the lead guitarist, aptly captures the essence of the song when he describes it as “a reflection, a portrayal of the feelings that were present during its creation.”
It serves as a poignant testament to the power of music as a means to express raw emotions and navigate through life’s challenges.
For Kira, the band’s vocalist and songwriter, “Anxiety” began with a haunting riff that encapsulated a sense of alienation, anxiety, and apathy. It was born in the midst of a harsh winter in their squat, where dim daylight barely penetrated the room.
His experience as a front-man, both in crafting the song and living through its creation, mirrors a journey through obsessive-compulsive disorder. The lyrics, meticulously honed over several months, tell a narrative of struggle and eventual triumph—a therapeutic journey captured in just four minutes of music.
Cez, the bass player, took on the challenge of creating a bass part despite limited experience with the instrument. His unique perspective and fresh approach led to the creation of an intriguing bass motif that added depth to the song. Interestingly, the recording process for “Anxiety” was far from conventional.
Cez’s physical limitations, resulting from an adventurous wakeboarding experience and a hangover, added a personal dimension to the recording. It’s a testament to the band’s commitment to authenticity and their willingness to embrace the unexpected in their music.
“Anxiety” defies easy categorization, reflecting a willingness to explore and push boundaries, drawing from various nooks of alternative hard rock, nu metal and grunge.