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What's the best in post-metal?


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Posted on Jan 21, 2012 6:36:58 AM PST
I love it as late night driving music, like for the trip home from an out of town concert. Also like repetitive music, whether post metal, post rock, funeral doom, or atmospheric black metal, while I'm working (I'm a computer programmer). It just blends and become great mood setting background music.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2012 11:05:19 AM PST
Amazing that I can agree with you here. I purchased Times of Grace......and was utterly dissappointed. Not worth another spin. Sit and be fit is more punishing than Neurosis.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2012 5:18:33 PM PST
Bobage says:
No

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2012 5:44:15 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 21, 2012 5:46:59 PM PST
L. Bazan says:
That song isn't half bad actually. The drum solo in the middle is pretty sweet. I think the reason they don't blow my mind is cause the guitar is kind of a background instrument and the bass and drums are more in the forefront. I am a lead and rhythm fiend and I love sweet riffing and soloing till my head explodes.

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 6:48:20 PM PST
wippernaut says:
Times of Grace is incredible. You should just check stuff out through MediaFire than buying it right away

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 8:22:02 PM PST
Bobage says:
Neurosis isn't about lead and rhythm, they deliver a complete tribal sonic bludgeoning that is one of a kind. I cannot recommend enough allowing them to sink in. They are not an easy listen and their songs can meander and lose you along the way, but if you get onboard and don't jump off at the first stop on the route like that mutinous Smith, then you will be treated to all the spoils of Neurot. Well worth the ride. They have never dropped anything that wasn't quality, original, and amazing.

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 9:33:25 PM PST
Amen Bobage. Have you ever seen them live? I got to see one of the four shows they did with Jarboe a few years ago. Very intense experience.

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 10:48:33 PM PST
Try some Between the Buried and Me, or anything by Cynic. Would that be post-metal? To me, metal is metal, regardless of what it sounds like.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2012 6:16:19 AM PST
Are you saying that they drop TPX aluminum softball bats?

I want to also embrace this "tribal sonic bludgeoning." I felt more of a mediocre kegel constriction.

Now, I'm not going to go buy all their stuff now like all you hipsters......

Okay, okay. I am just venting. My therapist says to. More power to you who like them.

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 4:49:02 PM PST
Autonomeus says:
It took several spins, but I am now hooked on Neurosis.

I think their latest studio album, GIVEN TO THE RISING, may be their best yet, and now I want to hear the LIVE AT ROADBURN 2007.

I am looking forward to the new album they entered the studio to record in December, according to their website.

Posted on Feb 6, 2012 8:50:21 AM PST
mitch says:
^congrats, great band to have an ear for, I saw them live once, but it was before I really caught on to their sound, I'd love to see them again

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2012 4:20:14 PM PST
Autonomeus says:
Anybody know anything interesting about the new forthcoming Pelican EP?

Or the new Neurosis album that's supposed to be out later this year?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2012 9:41:23 AM PST
Bobage says:
Live At Roadburn is excellent, especially since you seem to gravitate toward their newer material. It's extremely heavy on The Eye Of Every Storm & Given To The Rising material with only one track from A Sun That Never Sets & Times Of Grace respectively. I love the newer stuff, so this set is ok with me, but if you're only into the older material, this recording doesn't have much for you. Sound quality and intensity of performance are top notch on Roadburn. They headlined this festival to a hardcore Neurosis loving audience and just killed it.

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 9:44:56 AM PST
Bobage says:
"Or the new Neurosis album that's supposed to be out later this year?"

All they have really said is that it shall at some point exist, nothing specific. See below:

http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/?p=2872

"The reissue of Sovereign will be released in North America on September 12, 2011. Stay tuned for more updates on the reissue and on NEUROSIS actions as a whole throughout 2012, as the band plots more live appearances for the coming months, and as they continue to culminate their energies into the band's upcoming new full-length release."

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 11:32:25 AM PST
if anyone likes Neurosis checkout Deadbird: "Head and the Heart", "Twilight Ritual".

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2012 7:06:04 AM PST
Autonomeus says:
Bobage:

I haven't heard anything further back than Times of Grace, which is superb. Steve von Till says they're not into playing old material, and since they don't seem to be in it for the money I don't expect they'll be embarking on any golden oldie tours.

Here's hoping they have Atlanta on their next tour schedule -- in the meantime, I'm checking out Roadburn!

Cheers, Richard

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2012 8:07:03 AM PST
Bobage says:
*bitchslaps Steve von Till, runs away swiftly*

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 4:03:28 PM PST
mitch says:
So how far will they go back, only to the Times of Grace album? That sucks. I saw them on the Through Silver In Blood tour time frame and they played stuff off everything back to Souls At Zero. Knowing for sure that they won't touch stuff from Through Silver and prior may actually stop me from going.

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 5:00:49 PM PST
Autonomeus says:
At that time that would have been their 3 most recent albums. If they take that approach on tour with a new album, they may only go back as far as "The Eye of Every Storm."

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 5:06:38 PM PST
Saw Kayo Dot mentioned earlier, I'd like to give a shout out to them too. They're about as close to the King Crimson/RIO side of things as they are metal, so make what you will of that.

Haven't seen Harvey Milk mentioned. One of THE great bands of today. Just nuts.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 7:46:57 AM PDT
Autonomeus says:
Any thoughts on the new Pelican EP?

I object to EPs on principle (just wait until you've got an entire album!), but based on the soundclips it's much better than their last full-length, WHAT WE ALL COME TO NEED, which to my ears is not very interesting -- too generic.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 11:37:46 AM PDT
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C. Harding says:
Depends on the EP for me. I don't like when an EP is released that contains a bunch of songs already released (with a notable exception, which I'll get to) or soon-to-be-released on an LP and one extra unreleased track. I'm also not a fan of remix EPs. However, sometimes a band comes up with 4-6 songs that don't quite fit in with other stuff they're doing as far as putting them together on an album. When this is the case and it's not a cash grab, then I have no problem shelling out some $ for an EP as long as it's priced as an EP. I'd offer up Cynic as an example of a band that has released some recent EPs that, in my opinion, are fantastic. And that brings me to the exception I alluded to....

Cynic's 'Re-Traced', while it consists all of songs already released, the band re-recorded them (very different from remixed) in a very different style and, again IMO, the re-recordings are all fantastic and worthy of being released, whether as an EP or otherwise.

Now, back to the original conversation, I have to admit, I have no idea what 'post-metal' means, but I do listen to quite a few of the bands listed throughout this thread. My favorite of the ones I've seen listed is The Ocean. Everything they've done is really good, and 'Precambrian' is absolutely fantastic.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 11:40:30 AM PDT
wippernaut says:
@ Rare Goat, Kayo Dot is AMAZING, Choirs of the Eyes is a classic. I love Harvey Milk as well, I like when noise rock is added in my metallic music.

@ Hutchinson, I think the new Pelican is pretty good, especially since their last album was pretty bland... Ha I understand what you mean about EPs, they're like long singles, though usually not long enough for an album, Pelican could of waited for another year and just released a full length album.

@ Harding, one of my favorite artists, Jesu, they have a lot of EPs and they reach about a normal album length in time. I'm with you when it's just some remix EPs (those are what singles are for...). Post-metal is metal with post-rock and or post-hardcore influences. Like Isis is more post-rock, while Neurosis is more post-hardcore, well mainly their 90's releases. Like you mentioned The Ocean, Precambrian is a very awesome album, the first disc being more post-hardcore, while the second disc is more post-rock, very well done and epic two disc album.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012 6:09:50 PM PDT
"post metal" that's a downright insulting term.

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 7:15:23 AM PDT
mitch says:
^sorry man, will work on changing that for you
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