If all we’re left with at the end of the day is the music sans the interludes, the snippets, some of the borrowed riffs, we’re faced with the notion that Dementia 13 could be knocking on the door to greatness. – By Al Necro
Cathartic would be the one word that sums up ‘One Day All This Will End’, both in terms of hits sheer heaviness and also its uplifting qualities. This is music to let out all your emotions to and a fine start from one of the UK’s most promising heavy bands. – By Gavin Brown
Vintage sounds and a sense of disquiet pervades throughout the whole record. Amos will broach the subject of outright tunefulness but never fully embrace it always leaving the listener suspended in a certain state of awkwardness and intrigue. Despite its languid nature Fall of Man is not a comfortable record. By Ross Pike
The Moth Gatherer must be given credit for their ambition and for their emotional range, but as a record ‘The Earth is the Sky’ fails to quite come together. Whist there’s enough in the first two thirds to grab the attention there’s not enough to keep it and in the end a few moments that could sour your opinion of them altogether. The Moth Gatherer clearly have the tools to create something truly impressive. Sadly this isn’t it. – By Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones got in touch with bassist/vocalist Daniel Arvidsson from Swedish stoner doom metal band Mammoth Storm to ask him to introduce the band and to talk to him about mythological inspiration and why it is that Sweden keeps on producing such fine metal bands.
Necropsy don’t play anything otherworldly. There’s definitely a demand for this style of metal still, and if you’ve been waiting for some Finnish flavored death metal, here’s your chance. ‘Buried in the Woods’ has some nice ideas for the template. Not much experimentation going on. Just pure osdm goodness, rotten to the core and ready for excretion! – By Al Necro
I find it hard to find the weak point with this project, maybe it’s due to the almost constant impenetrable walls of noise that give the record its overall aesthetic, or if it’s actually because the album is unbelievable. – By Sam Robinson
“Right now we’re trying to just make it sustain itself. It doesn’t have to pay all of our bills, but if could not cause us to haemorrhage money the way it has in the past, then I think that would be great for us” – Eric Larson from Red Hands Black Feet talks to Foofer about life in a post rock band in Boise, Idaho.
The whole genius of Pop music in it’s truest form, is to distill the whole experience of life into something under three minutes long – and somehow, von Hausswolff manages to do this with whole alternate universes.
Being just shy of 300 pages, there are inevitably pieces of the post-rock puzzle missing, but Storm Static Sleep in no way makes a claim to be definitive. It does however give a greater understanding of exactly what post-rock is and where it has come from, by intelligently exploring the histories of some of the genre’s most significant and important bands. By Remfrey Dedman
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