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

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.

The Otolith – Folium Limina

SubRosa fans it is finally here. Post split a new start, a new name, yet still making unique music which is possibly the members best yet.

Glassing – Dire and Sulk

This could possibly be Glassing at its best yet. Ferocious, reflective and constantly exhilarating.

Holy Fawn – Dimensional Bleed

At no point does Dimensional Bleed feel like a repetition of what has come before yet it is characteristically the Holy Fawn brilliance fans enjoy and cements the band’s place as one of the most exciting shoegaze bands around.

Chris Wilson and Dan Arrowsmith from Row of Ashes

Gary Davidson sat down with Row of Ashes drummer Dan Arrowsmith and bassist/vocalist Chris Wilson to discuss the changes in the band’s size and sound as well as traverse the history of releases, formats and future plans.

Gozer

Gary Davidson catches up with Gozer to discuss measuring success as a UK post-metal band, what drove the change from Archelon to Gozer and the cyclical musical success of the mighty village of Sheffield.

Agnes Vein – Deathcall

Doom mixed with black metal that provides a rewarding and massively enjoyable album.

Hundred Year Old Man – Sleep In Light

Sleep In Light is the finest post-metal album this country has ever produced. In its quieter moments it remains threatening and in full flow there isn’t much that betters it.

Row of Ashes – Bleaching Heat

Sometimes the only way to rid yourself of the rage is to expel it and for that I can’t prescribe this album fast enough.

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