Friday, February 27, 2015

Ashen Waves "Premonitions"

Country: USA
Genre(s)Post Metal
FormatCD, digital
Release dateFebruary 24, 2015
  1. Whispers 08:36
  2. Pemonition I 01:17
  3. Enmity 07:39
  4. Premonition II 00:49
  5. Frozen Night 06:30
  6. Premonition III 01:11
  7. Bridge Through Time 07:30
  8. The Void 09:51
  9. Pemonition IV 01:03
  10. Anamnesis 05:54
Peter Hraur - Guitars, Keyboards, Harsh Vocals
Tyler Fedeli - Lead Vocals, Drums
Graham Noël - Bass
Greg Bogart - Additional harsh vocals (3, 7)

Opening with the Amorphis/Vintersorg influenced “Whispers”, we are treated to a very promising opener that perfectly blends multiple genres. We particularly enjoyed the upbeat keyboards and crafty mixture of clean and harsh vocals. The band’s next musical exploration is the surprising “Enmity” that delivers a healthy mix of Doom/Sludge riffs with dreamy Post-Metal/Proggy passages. While this style might sound odd, the band gracefully pulls it off.

Things continue to be oddly excellent with tracks like “Frozen Night” and the eerie “Bridge through Time”, two songs that show how different and yet how well-crafted is the band’s music. Going over from the boundaries of one genre to the one three doors down, is the band’s biggest asset and what makes them quite unique. With Peter Hraur leading the way playing guitars and keyboards, this band has a very unique atmosphere that we haven’t heard from an American band in years.
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