Morphing from throbbing, beat-driven electronica that's like Neurosis-in dub, or something, to the sort of trembling ambient unease that sounds like John Carpenter, Justin Broadrick and Vangelis in a space shuttle - 2017's Profound Lore released 'Overland' was one of our records of the year. Get it in your ear-holes now!
HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN
Proving that post-metal is about more than just ‘that bit that starts quietly, then gets really, really loud’ Leeds’s Hundred Year Old Man are a six-headed hydra summoning sludge-heavy riffs and ambient dynamics that ebb and flow like a punishing tidal swell, breaking on the shore where the likes of Russian Circles and Slint meet. Touring in support of their crushing new EP ‘Rei’
ROW OF ASHES
“Of waltzing word and woven riff” say the London based quartet. We’re not totally sure what that means, but on the strength of their new LP – ‘Let The Long Night Fade’ – it means theirs in a staggering mix of caustic hardcore and delicate post-rock intimacy. Think Unsane, GY!BE and 27 all playing at once. On early; not to be missed!