robthompson
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Fang Island Day of the Great Leap
This release is full of mostly guitar-oriented buoyant, exultant instrumental tunes which are brief and to the point; eschewing repetition the band combines various genres: math-rock, indie, metal and pop without making the songs sound like an awful mash-up of varying influences. From time to time the band thinks its necessary to initiate a The Futureheads style of harmony, this is slightly annoying (well it was to me anyway). Whilst theres nothing amazingly brilliant here its nevertheless enjoyable stuff with the standout track being: Asunder. Definitely worth a listen, although it?s unlikely that you?ll experience any long-lasting eargasms.
3.0
01.20.13
Toundra Toundra (II)
Formed in 2007 in Madrid, Spain this instrumental post-rock/post-metal group keeps things simple using just guitars, bass and drums to create a rich layered soundscape. The band assembles all the right constituent parts from the all the best groups in the genre: think Mogwai, Russian Circles, Isis, Neurosis and Pelican. However, they are not mere replicants or clones ? the sound they create belongs to them and is all their own. They have a real aptitude for first-rate songwriting generating crisp, meticulously arranged (and mind-blowing) riffs and melodies. The commanding production values flawlessly emphasize the musicians? sublime abilities
4.5
01.20.13
Necro Deathmort Music Of Bleak Origin
4.0
01.13.13
Necro Deathmort The Colonial Script
A new benchmark of aural pain and distress: Necro Deathmort returns to vomit out their own particular brand of melancholy wretchedness upon us all. More charred and desolate apocalyptic noisescapes combine with cruelly refracted electronics to generate a follow-up record which is even better than the completely awesome ?Music of Bleak Origin?. When listening to this you have to question just what goes on in the claustrophobic twisted minds of AJ Cookson and Matthew Rozeik? They?ve managed to create such a bone crushingly harrowing release which transports you to a forgotten and forsaken planet ravaged by terrible satanic visions made real.rMu
4.5
01.13.13
Turing Machine Zwei
4.0
01.13.13
Ultravox Vienna
5.0
01.13.13
Ultravox Rage In Eden
5.0
01.13.13

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