Reviews

8.4

Appalaches – Cycles

Out of the gate it was clear that Montreal’s Appalaches had the ability to be a great modern post-rock band. Their sound was finely-tuned,…

8.9

George Will – Dawn

In early 2014 Latvian post-metal band Audrey Fall released Mitau, a very successful debut album that took many people by surprise, including the band…

9.1

Heron – You Are Here Now

After what some perceived to be an up-and-down previous year for post-rock releases, it certainly did not take long for 2017 to show out…

8.3

Valis Ablaze – Insularity

Hearing some bands for the first time can be a challenging, demanding listening experience as you try to understand their sound and figure out…

7.4

Glories – There Is No Stillness

The Birmingham, Alabama-based instrumental act Glories have been praised in the past for their uplifting music with smooth dynamics and overall great emotive qualities….

8.6

Poppy Nogood – Mood Paintings

Long story short: I had a bad day at work. On the train back home, I started listening to Mood Paintings. Shortly afterwards, I…

9

Andy Shauf – The Party

If you need any proof that, in spite of apparent evidence, the world is slowly getting better, listen to Andy Shauf’s “The Party”. Forty…

7

Old Solar – Quiet Prayers

Old Solar surprised a lot of people with the energetic “SPEAK” album. Coming out of seemingly nowhere, its impact reached as far as becoming…

7.8

RIVIERE – Heal

Landing in the sweet spot right in between rock and metal and between the “prog” and “post” prefixes, French quartet RIVIERE are sure to…

8.1

Last Builders Of Empire – Hades

Where do souls go after death? This is probably one of the biggest questions of all time. According to Greek mythology, when we pass…