on 24 July 2006
Ive never heard of this band before. A friend mentioned them to me and i checked out the myspace page. They are immense.
It is quite hard to describe this band, they combine two very distinctive styles. On the one hand there is a very heavy almost metal sound with pounding drums and intense guitar work and on the other is a melow sound where the use of instruments such as the zarathustra, dionysos, violins and clarinet are used.
The songs drift between these two styles with ease and even the vocals never conform to one style. One mintue rasping screams the next post-rock sounding melodies and harmonies.
I recomend this album to fans of Isis, Cult of luna, Neurosis, Pelican or even Mogwai. It is an album that at least deserves to be listened to.
Stand out tracks are Nazca, Dead On the Whole and most significantly Isla del sol (check it out on the myspace page [...]