Gary Davidson

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The Moth Gatherer – Esoteric Oppression

If you like Cult of Luna you will find something here to enjoy. Crushing Swedish post-metal with licks of electronic haze and sludge.

Dead To A Dying World – Elegy

Atmospheric blackened crust that has moments of calm that falsely lull you before roaring away again.

Latitudes – Part Island

Post-metal at its most unique and finest. Latitudes’ fourth album is glorious with a luscious sound that pounds you and embraces you in equal measures.

Erlen Meyer – Sang et Or

A gloomy adventure with the sophomore effort from France’s finest post-metal sludge band which doesn’t fail to deliver after a blistering debut.

Sonance – To Possess You Entirely

A blend of misery and release in the form of sludgy post-metal with licks of doom and ambience sees Sonance create their best release yet.

Marasme – Malsons

This cracking blend of post-metal and post-hardcore from Mollorca shows that living in a warm climate doesn’t necessarily make you worry free.

A Storm of Light – Anthroscene

The soundtrack to modern day distopia. A putrid doom tinged post-metal take on the current social and political landscape which gives no escape.

Bast – Nanoångström

After a four year gap since their debut, Bast delivers another album of neck achingly catchy blackened doom.

A Forest of Stars – Grave Mounds And Grave Mistakes

Existing fans will love this. If you are not familiar then you really need to dip a toe in the festering waters of Victorian England, may the lord have mercy.

Abraham – Look, Here Comes The Dark!

A very ambitious project covering 19 songs of apocalyptic post-metal. It might not knock ISIS off top stop in favourite album lists but deserves a place as a genre reference point for the scale and quality of its accomplishment.

Tuscoma – Arkhitecturenominus

A whirlwind of blackened hardcore that batters more than it seems possible for only having two members.

Khôrada – Salt

3/4 of Agalloch have swallowed up the front-man from Giant Squid and produce one of the finest progressive rock/metal albums of the year.

Wayfarer – World’s Blood

From the go ‘World’s Blood’ takes you on an adventure, imagine Little House On The Prairie through a black metal filter and you start to get on the right path.

Rostres – Les Corps Flottants

This isn’t generic post-rock served to you on a platter, it makes you think to find its true beauty.

Raum Kingdom – Everything & Nothing

Raum Kingdom has offered up a real meaty post-metal effort which is another contender for the end of year lists.

Aerosol Jesus – Failure

This is the new soundtrack to your bad times, it is heavy, dark and dripping with passion.

Hundred Year Old Man – Breaching

‘Breaching’ is stunning and leaves no doubt that Hundred Year Old Man is one of the best post-metal bands around.

Ba’al – Thy Sorrow

Quality post-metal with an emphasis on metal featuring a stunningly brave and perfectly executed vocal performance.

Ewig.Endlich. – Auf Grund

On it’s debut album Ewig.Endlich. weave a rich tapestry of multiple sub-genres with beauty, brutality and above all a focused diversity which creates a massively impressive debut release.

Harakiri For The Sky – Arson

Although it is billed as falling between black metal and post-rock it is actually stripped back, anthemic, chest beating, fist pumping metal with a continuous up-beat urgency.

Hundred Year Old Man – Rei

‘Rei’ is a refreshing take on post-metal and bursts with originality, atmosphere and aggression.

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