Bossk are a UK post-metal band and this is their second album.
Migration contains 42 minutes of charismatic post-metal. Fusing together elements of atmospheric sludge and post-metal build/release, with experimental and psychedelic explorations, Migration is an impressive and accomplished work.
Bossk’s music is layered and characterful. The band have a textured approach to their art, building atmospheric soundscapes not only with the core instruments and band members, but also with synths and noise enhancements. The album also features guests from Cult of Luna, Palm Reader, and Endon, all of which help define the album, especially as there are no vocals on Migration apart from those of the guest singers.
Every song is different, providing a new experience for the listener as they travel through these seven captivating tracks. Sometimes the music that the band craft is soft, subtle, and introspective, while at others it is crushingly heavy, smashing aside mountains with huge riffs the size of small planets. Always in the centre of the music’s focus is the atmosphere. Heavy or light, Bossk are a deeply atmospheric band, and their music is highly engaging and immersive because of this.
The album offers a nuanced journey into Bossk’s mood-drenched world. Across a range of different ideas, sounds, and multifaceted expressions of creativity, Migration treats the listener to a very well-rounded and holistic collection of tracks. This is very much an album to absorb as a whole, and when you do, it can be truly transportive.