August 8, 2012

Cloudkicker - Fade

I found a new interesting blog (or rather it found me). Spoonful Of Tar is a review blog that focuses on releases where you can buy a digital version, which unsurprisingly means lots of Bandcamp links. While not a metal blog they have a ton of metal on there (Pallbearer, Uzala, Cloudkicker, Saint Vitus and 20 Buck Spin/Profound Lore etc). As a way of introduction I'll simply steal their overview of the Cloudkicker discography:
Plough through the whole Cloudkicker catalogue; every release is a gem. By "The Map is Not the Territory" he had utterly nailed the Prog Rock/Metal djent Meshuggah with soul and big fat riffs thing. Beacons is just perfect, pisses on anything else doing poly-rhythmic djent from a million miles away. The last couple releases have seen him get more into Mogwai style Post-Rock and the new one, Fade, takes that direction and shows off a lotta love for Siamese Dream era Smashing Pumpkins. It's still instrumental, it's still complex and poly-rhythmic, but it now sounds like it was produced by Butch Vig. Amazing!
Read the rest here, and listen to Fade below. I'm on my first play-through and I'm really enjoying it so far.

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