Articles by Gary Davidson
Some excellent slowcore by three young sisters which is filled with great emotional depth, beautiful songs, and bucketful’s of potential.
Melancholic 80s synth layered shoegaze which has plenty of vocal hooks to entrance fans of the genre.
In the season of horror and Halloween Throane delivers the perfect soundtrack to send the claustrophobic running for open space.
This is some astonishing post-rock which avoids all the pitfalls whist still managing to encompass the early 2000s euphoric heyday of the genre.
2020 may be weird but it has seen another exceptional instrumental post-metal release, this is dense and dark and superbly enjoyable.
Over 44 minutes this instrumental post-metal release manages to be individual, familiar, comforting and unnerving and that truly is a mighty accomplishment.
Sumac push the boundaries of its previous albums even further. There is more heavy and more improvisation, this is truly unique, but won’t quell the sea of doubters.
The only downside to this blues tinged genre hopping hard rock album is that it ends too soon.
Glasgow is finally back on the post-metal map and it is familiar faces doing the work without distributing the corpse of their previous efforts.
A release that wears its 90’s alternative influences clearly on its sleeve but is still near flawless in its delivery, quality and enjoyability.
It is a cliche to say this is their best album yet but the French post-rock/hardcore five piece truly evolves with each release and never falter on Senicarne. Fall of Messiah shows that it can master any genre it turns its hand to.
Wren have made huge leaps from its debut album and this is some stunning dark and heavy post-metal.
A release that has style and substance, great instrumental post-metal with remixes and a stunningly beautiful physical release.
Tesa has once again created an instrumental post-metal masterpiece. Highly recommended for fans of Year of No Light and Cult of Luna.
Sensational blackened sludge which never crosses the same path twice whilst still creating a captivating journey, a must for fans of anything loud and dark.
Although minimalist in its layout Dark Woven Light is heavy in execution. To listen to any of the tracks and not feel any emotional outgoing would be deeply worrying.
Imagine that when Ian Curtis died New Order was actually a black metal band. It really shouldn’t work but this is exemplary.
Give this track your attention for 15 minutes and you will get a superbly executed journey through black metal, sludge, post-metal and even touches of ambient. On paper that sounds impossible, in practice it sounds amazing.
Not since Oceansize has a British band been able to meld genres so well and Drugs sets the foundations to take this band to greatness.
To get an idea of how good this is imagine if you take the best of Torche and Pelican and send them to space.
It is French and heavy and damn right awesome.