|Labels||Thirty Days of Night, Holy Shit!, Deathwish Inc.|
Oathbreaker is a Belgian band from Flanders, formed in 2008 and currently signed to Deathwish Inc. The band consists of guitarists Lennart Bossu and Gilles Demolder, drummer Wim Coppers (who replaced founding member Ivo Debrabandere in 2016), and vocalist Caro Tanghe, who performs both screamed and sung vocals. They are a part of Amenra's Church of Ra collective. Following a self-titled EP, Oathbreaker have released three studio albums: Mælstrøm (2011), Eros|Anteros (2013) and Rheia (2016). The latter two albums came out on Deathwish and received generally positive reviews.
Oathbreaker's eclectic style has been associated with various genres within the realms of punk rock,heavy metal and avant-garde music including black metal,post-hardcore,hardcore punk,post-metal,post-black metal,screamo,metalcore,crust punk,d-beat,sludge metal,shoegazing, and post-rock. It has been compared to that of Cobalt and Ghost Bath as well as Deathwish Inc. labelmates Deafheaven,Converge,Touché Amoré,Loma Prieta, and Planes Mistaken for Stars. Caro Tanghe's vocals have received attention as a prominent aspect of the band's sound; Exclaim noted that her "higher pitched screams rival [Converge's] Jacob Bannon's, while simultaneously being close enough to a black metal shriek, and desperate enough for screamo" while Stereogum praised her singing, stating it is "often melodic, and multi-tracked, and it gives these gigantic songs greater mass and momentum, as well as humanity and maybe even vulnerability." Furthermore, Metal Injection described her lyricism as "haunting and poetic, gothic and honest."