Gary Davidson


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Ginger, Scottish, CD collector. Love post-metal, post-rock, post-hardcore, post….and world peace.

Articles by Gary Davidson

Torpor – Abscission

Torpor has taken its mix of doom, sludge and drone to a new level as it produces one of the top albums in the UK underground this year.

Copse – Old Belief | New Despair

More stunning post-black metal from Copse who continue to show great promise with another blistering EP.

Mairu – Sol Cultus

Has atmospheric post-metal ever sounded this good? A stunning debut.

Will Haven – VII

Will Haven are back with their unique noise take on sludge and possibly their finest album – one that more than matches up to the qualities of the early output.

Kakihara • Row of Ashes • Johanna Rey – 13th Note, Glasgow

£10, five bands, one of Glasgow’s best smallest venues. The line up did not disappoint on a memorable night of hardcore, sludge and banjo punk!

Memorrhage – Memorrhage

This is nu-metal without Durst, the bros, the costumes and melodrama. Memorrhage isn’t just a tribute, it can stand among those that have passed the test of time.

Robin Staps from The Ocean

Robin Staps dives back in time to discuss the early days of Fogdiver, the slow, steady growth of the band, the present and the future.

Lethvm – Winterreise

Over six tracks of blackened post-metal and post-hardcore the heart and soul are ripped out, mended and replaced but not necessarily in that order.

The Ocean – Holocene

With a switch up in the writing process for Holocene, The Ocean have reached back into their history to produce their most diverse album in 19 years.

Lesotho – Through the Dying Light

The stunning emotional beauty of this textured instrumental post-metal album doesn’t end with the artwork, be sure to dive in.

healthyliving – Songs of Abundance, Psalms of Grief

Stunning doom rock with songs that keep haunting me when I am away and embrace me when I am present.

Void of Light – Enshroud

Void of Light has built on its debut release with two excellent post-metal tracks featuring some of their best work yet.

Stormo – Endocannibalismo

To fly through post-hardcore, screamo, mathy sections, even near d-beat in 11 tracks and 29 minutes whilst still encouraging multiple listens without being overwhelming is a great achievement.

Dirge – Dirge

If this isn’t amongst the top post-metal albums of the year then something exceptionally special will have been released.

Rusty Powers from Unhallowed Earth (+ Exclusive Track Stream)

Gary Davidson caught up with Unhallowed Earth song writer, guitarist and vocalist Rusty Powers to unveil the first single ‘Wharf’ and detail the struggle not to be lost in the annals of the internet to ass cream and local rap stars.

Ahab – The Coral Tombs

After 19 years, Ahab is finding new ways to immerse the listener in the sonic pressure of Nautik doom. The Coral Tombs is crushing, spatial and ultimately rewarding.

Kollaps\e – Phantom Centre

Following its 2021 two track post-metal manifesto, Kollaps\e has delivered an excellent debut album which grows far beyond the early promise.

Tyrannus – Unslayable

Excellent anti-fascist black metal with hints of death metal and thrash. The resistance is here and it is sounding amazing.

Gavran – Indistinct Beacon

Amenra may have stamped its signature on many post-metal sounds but Gavran do an impressive job of inserting their own identity to the genre.

Gozer – An Endless Static

This is superbly well written and perfectly executed music which is undoubtedly some of the finest in the scene right now.

Throwing Bricks – The Burden

A unique mix of genres, pain and release culminates in a second excellent album from the Dutch post-everything five piece.

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