At the minute I’m working through a bit of a backlog of things that have been sent to us while I was MIA. This is one of them, a really beautiful EP by From Oceans To Autumn called The Flood/The Fall. They play Post Metal with mega influences from Shoegaze. I’m getting more and more into this the more I hear it. This is definitely going to be played for a long time to come by me.
~ Veins Dried Out
This is a new e.p. from an instrumental shoegazing metal band on Silber Records. Good Stuff!
~ Know Your Conjurer
From Oceans to Autumn is an instrumental drone/post metal band that brings us a 2 track, 18 minute EP titled The Flood/The Fall. Reviewing this actually provides some interesting challenges, as I’m not particularly well versed in post metal, and only being a 2 song EP, it has different goals from the traditional album. Let’s see what we can say though about this release. Firstly, the two tracks are about 9 minutes each, and run together fairly nicely. For the length of the EP and the general level of variety, I can’t criticize it for being dull or same-y, nor can I call it dry. The atmosphere of the music is very well achieved and expressed. It’s a bit creepy, a bit dreamy, and the soundscaping is done masterfully. In particular, the bass work on the album is, while not a technical masterpiece, a perfect fit for the rhythm, and a huge presence in the music.
I can’t in good faith qualify it with other drone metal, because within 18 minutes, I hear a much more immersive and dynamic experience than typical drone, and that’s a really good thing. For what it seems to aim to be, an atmospheric instrumental experience, The Flood/The Fall is certainly passable, even very good, I can’t say recommending an EP is my usual route, but From Oceans to Autumn is a band I would certainly recommend and I’ll be checking out myself.
~ Black Wind, Fire & Steel
From Oceans To Autumn is a band that’s been around awhile, and if your after something to take a break from the monotony of the worlds intensity and insanity and just zone out a bit. I find myself listening to these songs all the way through, then wishing they would go on for an hour or two. They got like really adept at using echos or something here, with a little hint that yeah we still have loud guitars in there. Anyway, I like them and wouldn’t be putting
One of the latest additions to the Silber roster, with these two tracks being offered by way of an intro to the band. Recommended for those that like label-mates Irata, or anyone who likes energetic, instrumental music.
~ Satellite for Entropy
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