Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Koloss - End of the Chayot

Review by Aaron Sullivan.

While the sub-genres of Post-Metal and Atmospheric Sludge continue to grow, one country consistently produces great bands that take from both. That country is Sweden, and this band is Koloss.

Continuing in the footsteps of their fellow countrymen Cult of Luna and Signo Rojo, Koloss give us their take on the NeurIsis sound with End Of Chayot. Borrowing far more from the Neur rather than the Isis. The guitars are heavy and rely just as much on riffs as they do on creating atmosphere. The tribal drumming and throbbing bass laying down the foundation for the plodding riffs to stomp upon. While vocals are just distorted enough to add to the heft but can still be understood. The progression they showcase in their songs reminds one of Tool at times. Songs are long, well thought out, and constantly on the move. In fact this album sounds like a great mix of Times Of Grace and Lateralus.

It always great when you find bands in a genre that is well established still able to put their own distinctive stamp on it. Koloss is one of those bands and I look forward to what they have for us in the future.

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Tagged with 2011, Aaron Sullivan, doom, experimental, free download, hardcore, Koloss, melodic, metal, post, post-metal, progressive, sludge
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