Friday, September 27, 2019

Ghosts of Glaciers "The Greatest Burden"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Metal
Label: Translation Loss Records
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: September 27, 2019
1. Primordial Waters (14:55)
2. Abyssal Declivity (9:54)
3. Epigenesis (10:44)
4. Return To Entropy (11:41)

Total Time 47:14

Michael Rouse - Bass
Ben Brandhorst - Drums
Steven Jackson - Guitars

The Greatest Burden flows like the Angren after the Isengard dam is torn down by the Ents. Their signature sound takes the reverberating beauty of Explosions in the Sky and enhances it with sweeping thunderstorms laden with blackened tremolo whilst keeping the cleaner melodies intact. Whereas instrumental bands often find difficulty in maintaining focus and variety, Ghosts of Glaciers make it seem effortless, as the tracks journey through a wide array of paces and textures and are chock full of memorable moments. Take the gradually increasing dirge of “Abyssal Declivity,” the phenomenal buildup and drop of the midsection of “Epigenesis” that feels like plunging down a waterfall, or the billowing melancholy of closer “Return to Entropy.” There is more diversity of emotional engagement in this wordless album than many vocal-fueled albums can lay claim to.
Read the full review by GardensTale at angrymetalguy.com



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