Falls of Rauros – Patterns in Mythology

One of the most elusive skills, a skill in dire need in metal especially, is the ability to balance between tension and release. It is in short supply everywhere, to be sure, since nailing the very subtle moments that connect a high-energy riff, for example, and a moving, quieter segment…

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Hexvessel – All Tree

Finland’s Hexvessel bill themselves as “Psychedelic Forest Folk Rock”, which, while a mouthful, does a pretty good job of describing the type of music you’re in for when you listen to one of their albums. Blending neo-folk with psychedelic rock is not a new thing, but Hexvessel do it with…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Experience Enthralling Sonic Landscapes with Horne + Holt’s Cello and Guitar Mastery

Premiering new music from familiar faces is one of our favorite things to do. Not only does it give us the chance to highlight more incredible songs and albums, but it gives our readers another opportunity to discover an artist they may have missed the first time around. Which brings…

Midas Fall – Evaporate

It’s difficult to know what to make of a band when they unequivocally fall into a certain genre and yet shirk all the features that seemingly describe membership to it. Post-rock has for so long now been wholly defined by its reliance on a handful of rehashed ideas that it…

Bhleg – Solarmegin

This is a frustrating album. When Bhleg is good, they’re good. Solarmegin has so, so many beautiful sounds artfully woven into its fabric. Throat singing, bagpipes, snapping, choirs, a Viking war horn, samples of bird sounds (especially the birds) all find their rightful place in Solarmegin, living comfortably among the…