Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sky Burial/Where Four Rivers Flow/Replenish Records/2012 CD Review

  Sky  Burial are  a  band  from  Nashville,  Tennessee  that  plays  a  very  melodic  and  atmospheric  form  of  post  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Where  Four  Rivers  Flow"  which  was  released  by  Replenish  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  no  fast  drumming  or  blast  beats  being  present on  this  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very   strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  riffs  that  combine  metal,  shoegaze  and  post  rock  together  to create  a  sound  of  their  own  along  with  some  soft  and  clean  playing  and  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  post  metal  guitar  solos  and leads,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  they  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  enhance  the  dark  atmosphere  of  the  album.

  Vocals  when  they  are  utilized  are   mostly  sludge/hardcore  style  screams  and  growls  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes,  as  for  the production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  with  most  of  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Sky  Burial  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric,  post  metal  band  and  if  you  are a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Road  Marked  By  Portents"  and  "From  Out  Of  Obscured  Light".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

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