Aswekeepsearching is a post-rock band from India. Their debut album, Khwaab released in 2015 was well received and the band also toured Russia. Last month, they released their second album Zia. The album is a unique take on post-rock and is unlike anything I have heard before. I spoke to Uddipan Sarmah (Vocals/Guitars) about the new album, post rock in India, their writing process and more. Continue reading
I’ll be the first to admit that, despite my love for all things heavy and slow, I never quite “got” the niche of post-metal past the more well-known bands’ most well-known albums. Sweden’s Cult of Luna are different, though: Remarkably textured and cinematic in their songwriting abilities, they find a balance of crushing Neurosis-esque sludge and more detailed, introspective territory rooted in post-rock while never succumbing to much of the shoegazing or tendency to dwell on an idea for too long, as many of their contemporaries do. They’ve covered a staggering amount of musical territory in their career, and for their excellence and variety, they’ve earned a place on this column. I present to you The Nine Circles Ov… Cult of Luna. Continue reading
Return to Annihilation, the last album from Chicago trio Locrian, took a bit of time to grow on me, as the band dropped out of ambient dronescapes and into noisy black metal. But once it clicked, I found myself listening to it so often that its songs stick in my head even now. On their newest release, Infinite Dissolution, everything is smoother and slicker, with more post rock elements bringing together the pieces of Locrian’s sound. Continue reading
I’d like to thank Ben over at Black Metal & Brews for recommending this album during the course of a Twitter exercise that I’ve sadly fallen behind on. The instructions were to listen to one album you hadn’t heard yet for each day of February, and to write one tweet about it. On Ben’s suggestion, I listened to Sailors With Wax Wings’ self-titled album for Day 3, and it became my favorite out of all the new albums I heard.