Perhaps some of you missed Hinterlandt’s Ode to Doubt when it was released on Art as Catharsis back in January? Well, now’s your time to make amends, and make friends, with this sublimely gorgeous recording.
It all culminates into a very meditative yet intense album experience, one that offers reflection on the current state of affairs, whilst also expressing a deep seated rage and anger over it all.
Overall, this new offering sounds like the record the band wanted to make in all aspects; the success of which shows through the blistering and ethereal doom tracks crafted for optimal impact.
An eclectic daring record that maybe doesn’t quite take them onto the next level just yet, but instead sets them on a different path, where if they develop this sound over the next couple of albums, you could see them producing something very special.
Those Who Dream By Day feel much like a band ready to really showcase what they’re all about, letting their debut EP simply act as a wonderful precursor for what is to come.
For all their claims of psych being dead, and on this basis one thinks they may actually know that’s not true, The Cosmic Dead have created one of the most psychedelic albums yet.
Arc of Ascent certainly aren’t the first to put out a whole album of massive riffs accompanied by a very good vocalist singing lyrics with an eastern looking viewpoint. And they won’t be the last. But the fact they did – and did it very well – should be more than enough reason to buy this album. Do it and give Hamilton a claim to fame.
If technical ability and deep concepts are your cup of tea then you’ll find much to enjoy here. For those who like their prog to have a bit of warmth and humanity you may struggle to attach yourself to it.
Venenum is special, not because someone says they sound familiar to an old overrated favorite, but because they do things veritably their way, and listening to this masterpiece tells the truth of the matter, and so should you listen and formulate an opinion independent of someone else’s.
This is loud, blunt, grease infected dirty, and smelly, which is a case of job done for fans of frenzied grinning, heart pumping, sock it to you hard rock.
I am happy to express my approval of Vampire sticking with the style that got their demo sold-out in a short amount of time. It proves that if passion were to trump stubbornness and a band sticks to its guns even as their prior albums don’t make leaps and bounds, good things can happen.
Maybe a bit too different for the usual prog fan, its hard to see where Big Hogg will find their niche, but by doing what they want to do, they will still find an audience. With the ability to cross over from breezy indie pop to prog they may have actually hit upon a wonderful formula.
Riding Easy Records continue to unearth treasures from Rock’s deeply buried underground past in Volume 4 of the excellent Brown Acid series.
Post-metal with shoegaze, When Icarus Lives perform a substantial remodelling of their own sound.
Flowers Must Die live up to their reputation with this fine first full-length offering for Record Recordings. A crucial component in Rocket’s already landmark year of releases.
Part Chimp bring the noise on their new album but they also bring the tunes.