Profound Lore Records have been busy updating their Bandcamp and I will add some of the new releases to Metal Bandcamp starting with this post. First up is Saros' Acrid Plains from 2008. This Invisible Oranges review calls it a "mix of hope and despair, sunshine and fog, dirt and water". I really like the mix of progressive rock, black metal and shoegaze, this one goes straight on to the must-buy list.
Update: I bought it and Acrid Plains became a favorite. For some reason Profound Lore has now changed the album to be streaming only. Listen to my favorite song from the album below. Adrien Begrand from PopMatters has this to say about it:
"the band never meanders, and nowhere does this become more evident than on the 12-and-a-half-minute closer “The Sky Will End Soon”, which shifts beautifully from folk-influenced metal reminiscent of Agalloch to expressive solos by Ben Aguilar and more of those sumptuous vocals by Leila Abdul-Rauf".
[Go to the post to view the Bandcamp player]