The easiest way to describe Close The Hatch is by simply calling them Post-Metal. But that would be somewhat lazy. Yes they are influenced by Neurosis but they are by no means copying them. They add touches of Shoegaze and Ambient to help counter the harsh Sludge, and their melodies are unlike anything I have ever heard in bands of this type. Unlike many post-metal albums, the ebb and flow of Dual Volumes feels very natural and never forced.
The bands name is apt as the album is total immersion. You Close The Hatch, and take the ride.
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