This is their first release and it contains 4 tracks, just under 30 minutes of music.
This is Post-Metal fashioned after the Isis/Cult of Luna/Neurosis pantheon and straight off it’s clear that Semara have a good grasp of what makes the genre a compelling one.
The guitars are also reminiscent of Red Sparowes, with a haunting and light feeling to them; combined with a heavier Cult if Luna-take on some of the rhythm guitars it’s a nice mixture of the two.
The band have the entire build/release, light/heavy angle covered and musically they know their way around the instruments.
There is nuance and subtlety to the music and Semara show that they understand the Post-Metal dynamic well.
The singer produces a good throaty roar and adequately bellows his way through the tracks. His is a brutal voice that punctuates the more melodically fragile music. The Earth Turns is probably the strongest track out of the four as it has the most vocal variation, (cleans as well as roared shouts), and is the most musically developed and individual of the songs.
A promising start for this band. If on their next release they return with a stronger production and continue to develop their sound then they could do well.
Have a listen and see what you think.