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Shora

Originally a math/hardcore band in the vein of Dillinger Escape Plan or Converge, Shora have progressed significantly over their short career. Hailing from Geneva, Switzerland, they released their first album "Shaping the Random" in 2000, but this album was almost purely noise/hardcore and would not likely interest most prog fans. Their first step in a progressive direction was their next album, which was a split EP with Japanese Noise guru MERZBOW, entitled "Switching Rhetorics", released in 2002. After a long absence from the studio, SHORA returned in 2006 with their undeniably progressive a ...read more

Originally a math/hardcore band in the vein of Dillinger Escape Plan or Converge, Shora have progressed significantly over their short career. Hailing from Geneva, Switzerland, they released their first album "Shaping the Random" in 2000, but this album was almost purely noise/hardcore and would not likely interest most prog fans. Their first step in a progressive direction was their next album, which was a split EP with Japanese Noise guru MERZBOW, entitled "Switching Rhetorics", released in 2002. After a long absence from the studio, SHORA returned in 2006 with their undeniably progressive album "Malval." With "Malval", they shed all the hardcore elements of their music, and adopted the sweeping, epic sound of post-rock, and added their own method of layering guitars, keyboards and electronics to form a unique, almost retro sound.

To describe their sound, take the heavy instrumentals of Pelican, give them some vintage synthesizers, feed them some psychedelic drugs and time-warp them back to the 1970's. The result is a brooding, instrumental bear that knows how to rock like BLACK SABBATH and groove like GONG. Melodies intertwine dreamily while the drums keep the music at a driving pace. SHORA are admittedly more psychedelic than most post-rock bands, and they don't fit in to the typical "post" scene that is so prevalent in recent years. However, they are most definitely a part of the genre, and undeniably progressive in nature.

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Malval
2006

4.1
35 Votes
Shaping the Random
2000

2.5
4 Votes

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