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  • rumour_control

    Loved the opening sentence and the thought process behind the second paragraph. Great avenue of creative pondering. Sweet bit of writing and vigor put into this review.

  • welyyt

    Was excited when I saw ‘Sludge’, then sad when I saw ‘post-metal’. For some reason, I just can’t get into post-anything: apart from boring me to tears, it feels like most bands just let the music coast on a mediocre riff (if they even have a riff), and end up with a song that’s five minutes too long – the embedded track could’ve been three minutes shorter without loosing anything.

    Maybe it’s my prog/tech bias that prevents me from enjoying this type of music, dunno. Also, their name and the album cover are both pretty awesome.

    • Nukenado

      Have you tried Harakiri for the Sky? Their songs are long, but they’re pretty good and rely on melody more than gimmicky atmosphere.

      • welyyt

        Never heard of ’em before, but I’ve listened to their newest after you mentioned them, and I loved it; thanks man.

        • Drew Music

          If you’ve somehow missed HftS, you might also have missed Visions by Anomalie, which features Harakiri’s live guitarist (Marrok) and has a similar vibe at times. The songs are shorter and typically less dense than HftS for the most part, but it’s still good stuff.

        • Nukenado

          No problem! Non-atmospheric post-metal is hard to find, and Seppuku in the Bathypelagic
          Zone is one of the best out there.

      • Drew Music

        On first listen I’d initially felt that every Harakiri song could be halved and thusly improved. Owning the album and taking many a walk with it has dispelled me of that notion, those dudes definitely know what they’re doing. Viaticum and Calling the Rain are sooooo fuckin good, and Funeral Dreams is one of those songs I’ll loop continuously for hours without getting bored. Such a great band.

        • Nukenado

          Fuck yeah Calling the Rain!
          Funeral Dreams sold me; Calling the Rain shackled me in their sex dungeon and raped me for hours on end.

          I’ve looped it around 70 times this year.

          • Drew Music

            Well, I can see why your mind tried to black that out haha

    • GardensTale

      I feel this way about a lot of post-stuff, but I make a pretty hefty exception for Explosions in the Sky.

  • Wes Allen

    Salt and Rot is a primal vegan cuisine I won’t be sampling. On the other hand, the review was delectable.

  • Absolomb

    Post-Metal is metal that you post away.

    • Drew Music

      No allegiance to the Cult of Luna, then? Downfall of Gaia? Hope Drone are an excellent post gateway band, maybe they could help convert you. Hell, the post is strong with Départe, maybe give them a spin.
      Just like all the music that I like, damn it!

      • Absolomb

        Nah it was just me being silly. Post-Metal is actually one of my favourite genres and a tag I look for in reviews.
        But thanks for the recommendations, it may seem odd but I haven’t listened to any Downfall of Gaia yet, I should change that.

        • Drew Music

          Fair enough, hope you like them yo.

  • Reese Burns

    My favourite part of Guardians of the Galaxy was when the tree man said “I am God Root”. Good stuff.

  • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

    I can’t read that as “God Root” in my mind “Good Rot” makes more sense. Certainly there has to be something wrong with me.

    • Good Rot to you too, sir!

    • When I saw this “Sadgiqacea” band name, I felt like you, struggling to pronounce “Mgła”.

      • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

        Which I pronounce as “Mogla” which you find hilarious ;)

  • Carlos Marrickvillian

    Who doesn’t like a good root…

    • Choodi

      With a comment like this, you are definitely an Aussie

      • Carlos Marrickvillian

        Fucken oath mate

  • Name’s Dalton

    Wracking my brain to recall if this Fred Grabowsky guy was in a rad band called Jumbo in the ’90s. Loved that band.

  • ElectricEye

    Just glanced at the band name and thought Groot made an album. But the title would be “I Am Groot” anyway.