Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Eight Bells "The Captain's Daughter"

Country: USA
Sub GenreAvant Prog, Post Meta
LabelSeventh Rule Recordings
Release dateFebruary 19, 2013
1. Tributaries (3:50)
2. Fate and Technology (7:20)
3. The Captain's Daughter (12:48)
4. Yellowed Wallpaper (7:10)

Melynda Jackson - guitar, contact mic, vocals
Haley Westeiner - bass, vocals
Chris Van Huffel - drums

Things start off innocuously enough with “Tributaries,” the album’s shortest and probably most ‘accessible’ track. The opening riff sounds a lot like the kind of riff one would expect from an instrumental metal band—kind of post-rock a la Pelican, but with a bit of a cacophonous black metal twist—it’s energetic and doesn’t prepare the listener at all for what’s about to come. Then at about the 50 second mark things switch up completely and the drums fall back and the guitar and either an overdubbed second guitar or more likely the bass do this interesting and quite lovely melody/counter-melody thing that lasts for about a minute, and then all hell breaks loose and changes start coming so quickly it would be folly to try to catalog them all.  All totaled. The song is less than four minutes long and covers more territory than most bands do on an entire album, and that’s just the opener.
Read the full review by at ironhops.com



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