Although the band itself consists of three core members, on their debut album they’re joined by a wealth of additional musicians and vocalists, (programming, cello, saxophone, pipe, percussion, synthesizer, violin, choir), as well as guests from Minsk and Moloken. As you might imagine, this allows for a lot of scope and on It Is Not the Night That Covers You they take advantage of this to the fullest. Continue reading
What do you get if you take jazz-trained musicians and get them to unleash mayhem via emotive post-whatever distortion and passionate delivery? You get Dreamarcher. Their eponymous debut is Continue reading
This tour revolves around Cult of Luna playing all of their fourth album, Somewhere Along the Highway, in its entirety for its ten year anniversary. As they’re one of my favourite bands and that album is sooooo good, this tour was one not to be missed as far as I’m concerned. The quality support acts of Bossk and Moloken are simply an added bonus.
This is Cult of Luna/Isis-inspired Post-Metal that has been combined with Converge-style Post-Hardcore to create individualistic songs that are sharp, nasty and boiling with heated darkness.
Caustic, throat-shredding screamed vocals provide a brutally simple focal point to the apocalyptic music. The band are here to sow darkness and reap pain. Their music is a dense, claustrophobic affair, ripe with urban decay and full of disturbed interest for the observer to become upset by.
Varied and nuanced, there are a lot of good ideas on display throughout these 29 minutes and Moloken make the most of the relatively short playing time by filling the album with bleak sounds that captivate and enthral.
Equal parts Sludge, Hardcore and dark atmosphere, All Is Left to See is enjoyable and recommended.