Articles tagged post-metal

19 Oct 2016 // 2:15 AM

Oathbreaker: Rheia

Oathbreaker's third album is wonderful in terms of contrasting black metal fury with quieter moments, but the songwriting lags behind the atmosphere.

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Mouth of the Architect - “Fever Dream” (premiere) + Interview

Hear "Fever Dream" from the upcoming Mouth of the Architect LP, Path of Eight, releasing October 7, as the band takes us through the album in this exclusive interview.

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3 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Russian Circles: Guidance

Some parts of Guidance feel a little familiar for Russian Circles, but it's still a document of a band operating at the peak of its powers.

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29 Jun 2016 // 2:15 AM

Sumac: What One Becomes

What One Becomes finds great musicians doing occasionally great passages during experimentally structured 10-minute songs with death growls that sound like belches; in other words, Sumac is a mixed bag.

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28 Mar 2016 // 3:04 PM

Sumac - “Rigid Man” (Singles Going Steady)

Contrary to its title, "Rigid Man" is a flaccid letdown of a metal song, with a lot of wasted potential to boot.

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Sylvaine - “Saudade” (audio) (premiere)

Ambiance. Shoegaze. Internal conflict. The language of Sylvaine.

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Obsidian Kingdom - “Black Swan” (video) (premiere)

Obsidian Kingdom prepares for release of latest album with intriguing music video and even more intriguing song.

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Kauan - “Sorni Nai” (video) (premiere)

A tale of a doomed hiking trip, sung in Finnish by a Russian band living in the Ukraine. Trust us, it works.

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He Whose Ox Is Gored - “Zelatype” (audio) (premiere)

The Seattle band contrasts bright and dark to spellbinding effect on their new track.

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Stern - “Your Level Best” (audio) (premiere)

Call it what you will, but the Brooklyn band has created one surreal, dark record.

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22 Oct 2014 // 2:03 AM

Inter Arma: The Cavern EP

“The Cavern”, the one 45-minute song that makes up this EP, is truly worthy of the word “epic” and is a welcome addition to the pantheon of metal music.

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This Will Destroy You: Another Language

On its latest, This Will Destroy You continues its mission to single-handedly destroy the eardrums of post-rock fans.

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Godflesh: A World Lit Only By Fire

This album's title may suggest that the world is lit only by fire, but Godflesh celebrates the darkness of today to confounding effect.

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Horseback: Piedmont Apocrypha

Music can rarely get more genuinely personal than this. But when it does, this is what it sounds like

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1 Nov 2011 // 10:00 PM

Russian Circles: Empros

Empros both defines and expounds upon an already successful musical journey. With this record, Russian Circles have reached their artistic peak masterfully.

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Hull: Beyond the Lightless Sky

Hull’s sophomore album is a vastly more imaginative effort, conveying a palpable sense of creative energy that with any luck should see the band getting a lot more attention.

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2 Nov 2010 // 9:59 PM

Nadja: Under the Jaguar Sun

Here’s to hoping Nadja pull a Radiohead and emerge jazzily, victoriously; sounding less like a two-hour Aztec sacrifice and more like Agalloch meets Orthodox, while keeping close that stylish, Canadian Aidan Baker dark flair.

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//Mixed media

Oz Is Not Down Under As Everyone Thinks It Is

// Re:Print

"Frank L. Baum's Oz isn't in the land of Aussies, as one might think, but in a far more magical setting.

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