Sunday Soundcheck: Set 012

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This week...


MMIX - 2012

Journey... Two Years And A Fragment - 2008

Origin Point:

Sounds Like:
Post Rock, Blackgaze, Post Metal

This week, my attention is turned to a now-defunct act from Germany. Líam's sound falls somewhere between post-rock and blackgaze, which itself is an obscure hybrid of shoegaze and black metal. What's different about this band is that they are mostly instrumental, and mostly within the bounds of post-rock: their last release in particular has a markedly bright and iridescent sound amidst the melancholy. As such, I recommend this to those who have enjoyed this sound in the past, but have drawn a line in the sand at the harsh vocal delivery that is synonymous with the genre.

To listen to their music, simply click on the album covers to be taken to their respective pages.

Now, I know the discussion of music can be an emotionally charged subject for some people, but I'm not claiming that anything is better than anything else. This is no more than a soap-box for me to promote music that I enjoy; maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't. That's fine.

If you've any recommendations based on this artist, or wish to promote some music that you yourself enjoy, please do so in the comments. Maybe I'll end up enjoying something enough to feature it myself.

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dynax700si's avatar
Another great soundcheck, thanks for sharing! Bit easier on the ear than some of the others although I have really enjoyed the darker, harsher ones too. Love how it goes from dark brooding depression to an uplifting, almost soaring beat. That seems to be quite a common thread running through the genre - the play between light and dark all within the same song? Anyway, love it! :)