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Laura – The Slow

‘Laura’ released ‘The Slow’ single on the 7th of August 2012. ‘The Slow’ is originally off ‘Twelve Hundred Times’ which was released in October of 2011.

‘Laura’ are a great representation of how good post-rock can sound.

‘The Slow’ is an absolute masterpiece, showing what this band does best by massing layers together as you anticipate the climax of the song.

‘Aircraft on Blue Sea’ once again starts out with intricate guitar work that slowly builds adding noise till the crescendo is met with dramatic strings at the forefront.

Do yourself a favour and give it a listen.

NOÛS – Brûlure

‘NOÛS’ released their EP ‘Brûlure’ on the 10th of October 2012.

Slow, heavy and brutal, this EP sounds like it was pulled off Cthulu’s iPod.

‘Anéanti Cerveau’ starts out with slow distorted guitars and long drown out growls from the vocalist, building to complete chaos at around 4 minutes, then drowning out drums with more distorted guitars till the song ends.

These guys sum themselves up best with ‘Dark heavy low-end rumble, weighty drums, controlled dissonance with harsh guttural vocals and a dynamic shift with a repulse of cliché.’

Heirs – Hunter

‘Heirs’ are such a talented band. Their songs sound so beautifully natural as they slowly build from basic beginnings then have layers added to them as if the band is working as one unit.

It’s worth checking out ‘Heirs’ purely for the fact they make the theremin sound awesome. If you ever get the chance to see this band live, do it, this band can be best appreciated live as you actually see the band working together as they create these brilliant songs.

Its obvious why ‘Hunter’ is the title track here, it is ‘Heirs’ at their finest as they show off their skills at creating atmosphere then slowly adding and building to a climax.

I recommend checking out their EP ‘Fowl’ its also available on their bandcamp page.

In a word – Theremin