Caspian‘s Waking Season was a great post-rock album. While it may not have made my year end list, it was definitely in my top 3 among post-rock releases. And now they are going to do a North American tour! And to add to the awesomeness that will already ensue, they’re taking Junius and Native on tour along with them. Not so familiar with Native, (but they must be killer), but Junius is a great band, and Reports From The Threshold Of Death was a fantastic record with a mix of doom, post-rock, progressive metal and even some ambient elements all mixed in. Catch the full dates below and follow the band on Facebook!!
01. Betray the Grave
02. All Shall Float
03. Dance on Blood
04. A Universe Without Stars
05. Haunts For Love
06. The Meeting of Pasts
07. (Spirit Guidance)
08. A Reflection on Fire
09. Transcend the Ghost
10. Eidolon & Perispirit
I’m at an impasse, you see? Allow me to pose an example which may make my predicament make sense to you. I’m listening to Junius’ sophomore full length. I can point out the marvelous voice of Joseph Martinez, the stellar production, the unique atmosphere. Everything seems to be set for a super high score. After listening through the album two times, I’m in the mood for something different. I get off the computer and head into my bedroom to check up on some college football. After about 30 minutes, I start to recollect moments from this album so I can starting forming the basis for a review. However, something odd happened, which startled me, as it has never happened to me before. I can’t remember a single moment from this album. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the problem.
Because their album is called The Apologist, right? No? Fuck you.
Well, as Alkahest reported on Wednesday, East Of The Wall‘s new effort is really good, in a complex, not-really-sure-why-but-what-the-hell sort of way. BrooklynVegan have the stream, so get over there for starters. It’s out Tuesday 25th October through Translation Loss Records.
Junius kind of took everyone by surprise, but it seems Ghost having to drop off the Enslaved 20 Years Of No Compromises Tour was the best thing that could have happened for the Bostonian four-piece. Taken the Swedes’ place has taken them from being generally ignored to keenly watched, and you can find out why for yourself with AbsolutePunk’s stream of their new album Reports From The Threshold Of Death, which is also out on Tuesday through Prosthetic Records.
That’s a nice end to the week for album streams; make sure you get on both this weekend.
It’s a damn shame that it took Ghost being denied entry into the United States for me to know who Junius (their replacement on the Enslaved tour) were. How the hell did I not know who they were? Seriously, what little I’ve heard of them so far is fantastic. They’re a bit reminiscent of a doom-oriented amalgamation of Dredg, Deftones, and Fair To Midland. This is obviously pretty damn awesome.