Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Matterhorn Project "Find A Way"

Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive/Post Metal
Release dateJanuary 1, 2015
  1. The Last Avalanche 08:09
  2. Trails 05:47
  3. Water Falls 06:56
  4. The End Is Over 04:09
  5. Hallways Part 1 04:17
  6. Hallways Part 2 03:34
Michelle Tzigularova - whistling (5)

Influences touted via the press release include Isis and Mastodon, but listening to this conjures up altogether more elaborate and interesting sounds.
Their overall penchant for chugging and metallic sections weaved delicately together with some meticulous keys means they sound more like a beefed-up 5ive, the drums in particular taking on a central role in a somewhat boisterous yet elegant delivery overall.
This sense of keen experimentation continues into the likes of Trails which combines a strange skronking sax sound with some jazzy lead exploration and some strong, leading key parts. It all lifts itself firmly away from the influences mentioned previously to the point where you wonder if the press does the band a disservice. This is highly imaginative, original work that has more in common with prog and mathy climes rather than simplistic post metal.
 Read the full review at ninehertz.co.uk

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