Instrumental post-metal/rock. Very cool live video. Check out the full album.
French band Alcest started out as pure black metal back in the early 2000s, but incorporated more and more post-metal and shoegaze elements in their sound in the following years. Protection is the new video from the upcoming album.
The new album by Russian Circles. I think they are still one of the best instrumental post-metal bands around.
Sludgy post-metal that creates an intense black metal-ish atmosphere. Their new album is up for pre-order at bandcamp. Meanwhile, you may want to take a listen to their previous album which was already very good.
Latitudes is a band I have been very much appreciating since their first EP back in 2007. It’s progressive post-metal with complex rhythms. Yet it grooves and flows and packs a lot of emotion which is something many other technical bands lack. They also use moody ambient parts and cool synths to add another layer of depths.
On their previous album, Old Sunlight, they started to experiment with vocals and consequently their new album, Part Island, has vocals on all tracks which gives it a melancholic edge. The sound also has shifted towards a more open and richer approach, yet it’s still a highly complex album and feels painstakingly crafted to the finest detail. This will probably belong to my favorite metal album releases this year.
Listen/purchase: Part Island by LATITUDES
Some sludge metal to get you through the night. This is a great sounding in-your-face live video. Check out the band’s full album for a diverse and well rounded experience.