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

Circus Trees – Delusions

Some excellent slowcore by three young sisters which is filled with great emotional depth, beautiful songs, and bucketful’s of potential.

In Parallel – Fashioner

Melancholic 80s synth layered shoegaze which has plenty of vocal hooks to entrance fans of the genre.

Throane – Une Balle Dans Le Pied

In the season of horror and Halloween Throane delivers the perfect soundtrack to send the claustrophobic running for open space.

La Vérité – ◯

This is some astonishing post-rock which avoids all the pitfalls whist still managing to encompass the early 2000s euphoric heyday of the genre.

Coastlands – Death

2020 may be weird but it has seen another exceptional instrumental post-metal release, this is dense and dark and superbly enjoyable.

Collars – Tracoma

Over 44 minutes this instrumental post-metal release manages to be individual, familiar, comforting and unnerving and that truly is a mighty accomplishment.

Sumac – May You Be Held

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.

Cavern – Powdered

The only downside to this blues tinged genre hopping hard rock album is that it ends too soon.

Bosphorus – Slow Burn

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.

Narrow Head – 12th House Rock

A release that wears its 90’s alternative influences clearly on its sleeve but is still near flawless in its delivery, quality and enjoyability.

Fall of Messiah – Senicarne

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 – Groundswells

Wren have made huge leaps from its debut album and this is some stunning dark and heavy post-metal.

Sons of Alpha Centauri – Buried Memories

A release that has style and substance, great instrumental post-metal with remixes and a stunningly beautiful physical release.

Tesa – C O N T R O L

Tesa has once again created an instrumental post-metal masterpiece. Highly recommended for fans of Year of No Light and Cult of Luna.

Throwing Bricks – What Will Be Lost

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.

Fool’s Ghost – Dark Woven Light

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.

An Autumn For Crippled Children – All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet

Imagine that when Ian Curtis died New Order was actually a black metal band. It really shouldn’t work but this is exemplary.

Lake Baikal – Astral Rot

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.

Sugar Horse – Drugs

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.

Astral Bodies – Escape Death

To get an idea of how good this is imagine if you take the best of Torche and Pelican and send them to space.

Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Ascension

It is French and heavy and damn right awesome.

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