Breaching is the debut album from Leeds-based, 6-piece, post-metallers Hundred Year Old Man.
Hot on the heels of recent EP Rei, Breaching emits the same heaving intensity and unforgiving, wall of sound approach. Dense and billowing riffs are intertwined with field recordings and spoken word passages to form an unyielding, sprawling piece of work that delivers the bands artistic vision perfectly. The more ambient, drone sections of the record compliment and allow the real songs to take flight. Debut single ‘Black Fire’ is reworked to give the track a new lease of life, whilst the other heavy hitters here; ‘The Forest’, ‘Long Wall’, ‘Disconnect’ and ‘Ascension’
Breaching contains masses of atmosphere and is a ferocious and immersive listening experience. An epic, monolithic voyage full of texture, depth, aggression and emotion. This is an album that should be approached as a whole, with patience and attention. The rewards will deliver a unique, crushing and quite simply superb record.
05.05 – Leeds (UK) – Temple of Boom (Breaching – album launch) w/ A-Sun Amissa
19.05 – London (UK) – Underdog Gallery
21.05 – Leeds (UK) – Brudenell Social Club w/ Wiegedood
01.06 – Glasgow (UK) – Ivory Blacks
02.06 – Carlisle (UK) – Club Rock
03.06 – Edinburgh (UK) – Opium
26.06 – Gent (BE) – Kinky Star
28.06 – Cologne (DE) – Halle Am Rhein
29.06 – Utrecht (NL) – ACU
30.06 – Scunthorpe (UK) – Cafe Independent