The Fallout by CreshnaRelease date: October 15, 2016
This Post-Metal/Post-Rock trio from Greece has been on my radar for quite some time, so I really was looking forward to the release of their first album: The Fallout.
In a nutshell, the story behind this album is a post apocalyptic short story about the destruction of mankind, engaged by its own hand and that hand is destroying everything on its path to damnation.
The album starts with a layback instrumental post-rock vibe track with nicely blended in samples towards the end.
Their second track, and their longest on the album (10:25min) follows the spirit of the opening track but slowly starts to evolve into something more powerful when the vocal screams kick in.
Especially when the tempo of the track starts to change, back and forth. From a downtempo groove to a gear up . Which is a very nice touch in this track I have to say.
The vocals morph from low screaming lyrics to harmonic, symphonic vocals which are perfectly timed and I really liked those. You can feel the story they are telling without listening to the words.
The rest of the album goes further in the same trend. Build ups and climaxes. So big ups for their first release.
The “screaming in pain” vocals remind me of Johannes of Cult of Luna, which is no surprise since that is one of the bands that has been inspiring them. And I certainly find some influences of Fall of Efrafa in their sample choices.
Production wise the album is very tight and it feels like a whole. But sometimes the aggressive vocals lay a bit too much on top and that pushes the music more to the background.
To sum up: the album melts Post-Rock and Post-Metal together in a very catchy way and I sure hope for a vinyl release some day. Good work guys and I am looking forward to future releases.