Post Rock Post // March 2020

Well…it’s been quite a month/undefinable amount of time because the concept of time has lost all meaning, hasn’t it? Frankly, I’m kind of at a loss of meaningful things to say as relates to music on a wide scale these days. If you haven’t already checked out our post listing…

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Editors’ Picks – March 2020

This is the first Editors’ Picks introduction that I’m writing from quarantine. Will it also be the last? No one really knows but the odds are heavily against it. Sure, it seems like we in Israel have a better handle on this pandemic than a lot of other places. But…

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Release Day Roundup – 3/27/20

Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and…

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Crevassian – Crevassian

What is it exactly about instrumental, progressive music that seems to appeal to us more when we’re younger? Everywhere I look, I see people who used to be really into progressive metal and, specifically, the instrumental kind but no longer are. Personally, I can say that something about the flamboyance and narcissism…

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Besra – Anhedonia

In recent years, bands like Latitudes, Telepathy, Cult of Luna and more have shown us that when dynamics are added back into the mix, post metal still has a lot to offer. If you vary things up, whether by introducing new blood into your band or by stretching the spider-chart of your influences into new vectors and shapes, there’s still plenty to be said within the spheres of post metal. Besra seem to have taken these lessons to heart; their debut album, Anhedonia, does a brilliant job of blending its post metal core with plenty of off-kilter vocals, dynamic track structures and mood that’s more than just the sensation of drowning in so much ink. This makes their album an impressive debut, able to scrap the foundations of post metal for what it needs, while dragging those basics into higher planes of composition and experimentation.