Articles by Gary Davidson
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.
If you can listen to these three drone tracks and feel nothing, then one of us needs to go to a neurologist.
The addition of Norwegian producer Lasse Marhaug takes Woods dark folk to a new level and Birthmarks really deserves all the plaudits it receives.
A stunning twist in style from Staghorn adds post-metal to its post-rock base to enhance the despair and hope of the dystopian concept running through the back catalogue.
How do you top the release of a second EP and opening the final day of Arctangent? You get yourselves on a nationwide tour supporting one of the most popular bands in the UK right now. 2020 looks like it will blow its predecessor out of the water for S …
The Osedax remains one of the best bands at carrying out a marriage of different flavours from post-metal, sludge to black metal.
If you ever wondered what it would sound like for hardcore kids to play black metal then Mourir is perfect for you.
Leeched add a terrifying atmosphere to an already brutal metallic hardcore base which haunts you long after the album finishes.
A top release of 2019 mixing doom tinged sludge and influences of some familiar Belgium musical masters.