Friday, 15 April 2011

Envy - Recitation (2010)

Japanese post-rock, hardcore and post-metal
which sounds a mess but Envy pull it off brilliantly.

Other bands have done this since - loud/quiet/
screaming but it mainly comes across as a metalcore
type barrage of white noise with no pacing or structure
which I find pretty boring.

Using the epic structures of post-rock and the heaviness
of post-metal, the songs have a fragile beauty which
would not be out of place on a "Mono" album before
exploding into utter brutality.

Piano and what sounds like violins add a depth to
everything but this does not detract from the fact
that this album becomes very heavy indeed.

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