Articles by Gary Davidson
After a four year gap since their debut, Bast delivers another album of neck achingly catchy blackened doom.
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.
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.
A whirlwind of blackened hardcore that batters more than it seems possible for only having two members.
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.
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.
This isn’t generic post-rock served to you on a platter, it makes you think to find its true beauty.
Raum Kingdom has offered up a real meaty post-metal effort which is another contender for the end of year lists.
This is the new soundtrack to your bad times, it is heavy, dark and dripping with passion.
‘Breaching’ is stunning and leaves no doubt that Hundred Year Old Man is one of the best post-metal bands around.
Quality post-metal with an emphasis on metal featuring a stunningly brave and perfectly executed vocal performance.
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.
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.
‘Rei’ is a refreshing take on post-metal and bursts with originality, atmosphere and aggression.