One of the things I love most about metal, in a general sense, is that there’s always two sides to every coin — as one band forges forward in one direction trying to become more extreme/frantic/brutal/technical than everyone else you can always bet on there being someone somewhere out there striving for the complete opposite.
Set And Setting take the most introspective and subtle approach to post-metal and drench it a dark and melancholic atmosphere — it’s a far cry from a lot of the immediate and groove based music that I’ve been enjoying recently, but it’s just as heavy, albeit in a different way. Their most recent release is a full length by the name of Equanimity, which despite it’s summer time release has seen increasing time in my listening habits as the days have got shorter and darker — you can stream the entire thing below, through their Bandcamp page, to see what I mean:
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Equanimity is a dense listen, filled with guitars that build and collapse under their own reverb, climactic peaks and troughs and even soothing field recordings that occasionally enter the mix. It’s definitely something I hope to spend a lot more time with over the coming months.