Category Archives: shoegaze

The Dark Third – “Even As the Light Grows”

“The Dark Third” was the debut album by Pure Reason Revolution and it was an astounding slab of old school prog mixed with a pop sensibility along with a modern prog flair. So when a band named The Dark Third … Continue reading

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Vattnet – “Vattnet”

There is nothing more “progressive” than a band that completely reinvents themselves. After releasing two awesome atmospheric black metal albums, New Hampshire’s Vattnet Viskar went through a major change. Lead vocalist and guitarist Nicholas Thornbury left the band. Casey Aylward … Continue reading

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The Contortionist – “Clairvoyant”

I got into The Contortionist after hearing the first song off their debut album on a sampler from Good Fight Music. They walked the line between djent and deathcore. Thankfully they never quite went full on deathcore on their debut … Continue reading

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newspaperflyhunting – “Wastelands”

newspaperflyhunting are aptly named. And no I don’t mean they are terrible like their name. Basically if you take each word, it makes sense on its own. Put it all together and it’s confusing. That’s the situation with newspaperflyhunting and … Continue reading

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Alcest – “Kodama”

I’ve been waiting for this album!!! Alcest has become one of my favorite bands. What’s interesting is that the last album actually took a year before I became completely CONSUMED by it. “Shelter” was a bit of a departure for … Continue reading

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Horseback – “Dead Ringers”

Jenks Miller is back and he has flipped the script again. While I am sure many will call “Dead Ringers” a “change in direction” for Horseback, that would imply that Miller (the man behind Horseback) has had the same direction … Continue reading

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GlerAkur – “Can’t You Wait”

“Can’t You Wait” is a fairly accurate title for this 3 song, 24 minute EP by GlerAkur from Iceland. The EP is not in a hurry to go anywhere…at all. Drone is certainly an element of their sound but there’s … Continue reading

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