Post-metal act Into Orbit is releasing their single Set Adrift: Sequence 2cÂ for free. It’s a decent track, very mellow with a far-away sound. This two-piece from New Zealand has created a lush soundscape punctuated with heavy tones in just the right amount. I’m looking forward to checking out more of Into Orbit.
From the Lost Children netlabel comes wecollectskies with a four track ep that will melt your face off. Every track brings pure energy. The first three are a post-metal audio assault that will leave your senses reeling, and the last track does it’s best to let you down easy with a more melodic feel to it.
Track one, Moravka, is an emotive bit of rock that stays distant, but still gets your head bobbing. The haunting, faraway vocals in this track are the icing on the cake.
The second track starts out with a nice long build reminiscent of songs by Tool, that finally crescendos into an acoustic piece that contains plenty of movement, finally erupting into full glory with all guitars switching on the distortion and rocking out some super heavy guitar riffs before a quiet, introspective break that builds back into an acoustic rambling.
Tracks three, four and five follow suit – especially track four, the title track, which is nothing but a pure heavy metal implosion, and more creative rock guitar and thunderous drum work combine for a beautifully artistic music experience to finish up. This release is top notch.
Here is something special – dark post-metal from Finland. You know the Fins do metal right, and this is no exception. Dark, heavy guitars thickly layered over each other, performing riffs right out of the darkest recesses of the mind. Far away vocals, thundering drums, and creepy electronic sounds create a mental image of a vast, cold, sonic bleakness, and surprises litter the album (who would have expected a sax solo in the middle of a post-metal album?). This is a definite don’t-miss.