A Swarm of the Sun should by now be a name familiar to you all: they are one of the bands this blog is most excited about, hailing them as nothing less than a nascent hope for the post-metal genre. Their 2015 album, The Rifts, will sure star on at least several of our upcoming end of the year lists. And so, it came as a very, very pleasant surprise when we learned that they have a new track out! Apparently, this instrumental tidbit was left on the editing floor and is now being picked up as part of the band’s collaboration with Toontrack’s Post-Rock EZX-expansion for EZDrummer 2 drum production tools. Check it out in its full, crushing glory below!
This track is a great example of why we love this band. From the buildup that lives through most of the track, through the faint vocals in the background of the ending passages to the echoing piano that closes everything off, it bristles with glory, melancholy and strength. In the piano especially does it reference the full album but also where it wins independence: it’s both part of that creation but a separate creation, complete with its own beginning, middle and end.
We’re insanely excited for what the future might hold for this band. This track only further solidifies that; we’ll have a million eyes turned on them in 2016 so if anything new happens, we’ll let you know.