Profile: Maxime Ingrand of Post-Rockers Lost In Kiev

Lost In Kiev

What do you want from post-rock? Is it cinematic in nature? Atmospheric? Grandiose but completely unique to a specific band? To include mountainous stories behind the music? Why choose when you can have it all with Parisian’s Lost In Kiev. Ever since 2012’s Motions the band – across two full lengths – has put to tape some of the most astounding and awe inspiring post-rock that not only has heart and soul but an endearing sense of self and depth. And on Persona, to be released later this month, they continue this trajectory but with shorter and more pointed songs. To gain some backstory on the band we recently reached out to guitarist and synth player Maxime Ingrand so head below to get the scoop. Continue reading

Initial Descent: March 3 – 9, 2019

Sâver
Sâver

A couple of items to touch on from last week: If you missed “Black Brick” from Deafheaven, definitely rectify that and same for “12 Years In the Tomb” from Saint Vitus. They both rip and don’t @ me, all my shits to give are gone.

New business this week — and there’s plenty of it — starts with a rousingly heavy debut album, They Came With Sunlight, from Norway’s atmospheric sludge metal trio Sâver and for a young band, the sound here is massive and so meticulously created it took me completely by surprise. Next up is Rituals of Power from the destructive death metal denizens in Misery Index and even though it is, at times, disjointed and slightly off in sequence it still will cause bruised necks and damaged eardrums. Moving right along, Cloaked Climax Concealed may only be two tracks but the atmospheric death / doom 0N0 presents within is hallucinogenic, otherworldly, and all-encompassing at the same time. Last up top is the debut, Demiurgus, from the star-studded membership of Equipoise and based on the lineup, it’s no surprise to hear the vast, jaw dropping array of technical and progressive death metal they’ve conjured up – inject it straight in the veins.

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Initial Descent: October 23’s New Releases in Brief

vhol band

Hey, a wild Friday appeared! Some good stuff dropping this week — and I wonder how many more Fridays we’ll be able to say that about in 2015. (Bear in mind, there are only nine more!) But let’s not waste any more time here. VHÖL leads us off this week, but here’s what else we’ve got on tap:
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