Monday, January 6, 2014

Truthseeker/Weightless At Dawn/Hypnotic Dirge Records/2013 EP Review


  Truthseeker  are  a  band  from  Boston,  Massachusetts  that  plays  an  instrumental  mixture  of  doom  metal,  ambient,  post  and  prog  rock and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  ep  "Weightless  At  Dawn"  which  was  released  by  Hypnotic  Dirge  Records.

  The  ep  starts out  with  dark  sounding  acoustic  guitars  and  a  few  seconds  drums  and  synths  start  to  kick  in  which  also  leads  to  some  distorted  post  rock  elements  being  added  onto  the  recording  before  going  into  a  heavier  doom  metal  direction  along  with  melodic  guitar  leads.

  As  the  ep  progresses  the  band  adds  a  good  amount  of  melody  to  their  heavier  parts  while  the  clean  sections  bring  in  progressive  rock  elements  and  they  also  bring  in  some  very  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  and  on  the  fourth  song  you  can  also  hear  some  spoken  word  parts  being  utilized  in  the  background.

  This  band  shows  a  lot  of  diversity  and  originality  with  the  music  and  they  combine  doom  metal  with  a  lot  of  progressive  and  post  music  as  well  as  bringing  in  elements  of  ambient  and  atmospheric  sounds  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.

  Song  themes  cover  poetry,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  along  with  one  of  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Truthseeker  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  doom  metal,  ambient,  progressive  and  post  rock  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres, you  should  check  out  this  band  and  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Daybreak"  and  "Through  the  Waves".  8  out  of  10.

   

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