Articles by Jason Royle
Post-metal legends Pelican return to Manchester, laying waste to Gorilla’s rich haunt with their devastatingly expansive live experience.
Post-rock veterans Mono celebrate the 10th anniversary of their iconic ‘Hymn to the Immortal Wind’ with a deluxe reissue. Their beautifully remastered, orchestral masterpiece is more triumphant & powerful than ever.
Employed To Serve return with the immense ‘Eternal Forward Motion’, cementing their place as an immovable heavyweight in hardcore metal.
INTRCPTR resume their breakneck pace across the dusty, unforgiving landscape with charging new EP ‘II’.
Respire mirror their exceptional second album ‘Dénouement’ as a beautifully reworked, purely orchestral adaptation through ‘Memorial (An Accompaniment)’.
The Tidal Sleep return with their energetic, fluid brand of post-hardcore with ‘Be Kind’; a welcome four-track follow-up to last year’s outstanding ‘Be Water’.
The emphatic Canadian collective return with an intimate reflection on issues affecting individuals in modern society. Powerful, devastating and utterly heartbreaking, Respire confess and convalesce with their astounding second album.
You wait nine years and two yndi halda records come along at once! Well, in just under two years. Their fascinating new EP acts as an epilogue, the dawn after the previous album’s day, offering another glimpse at their beautifully reformed vision.
Post-Metal veterans Larry Herweg (Pelican) & Ben Carr’s (5ive) collaborative debut EP ‘I’ is a thunderous juggernaut, speeding across a sprawling landscape in the searing desert heat. It’s heavy, bleak and awesome.
An excellent, epic Post-Rock EP from newcomers Alderaan.
Pijn deliver a solid offering of post-metal, drowning moments of heartbreaking calm with punishing heaviness; a mercurial journey that digs deep into the soul and unearths the darkest emotions buried there, exposing them for all to see.
Come to Mexico is a non-stop barrage of post-rock goodness from start to finish, blending rapid, soaring guitar sequences with carefully placed slower segments, that come together to make one of the most creative and energetic releases this year. By Jason Royle
Powerful and poignant; Respire’s vision comes to life in their immense debut album ‘Gravity and Grace’. The orchestral ensemble weaves an emotional, desperate atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression. By Jason Royle