Monday, 30 May 2011
ALASKAN - ADVERSITY; WOE
Canadian Sludge/Post-Metallers ALASKAN are back with their brilliant 3rd release. "Adversity; Woe"
ALASKAN have been mentioned on this blog before with their brilliant previous release "The Weak And The Wounded".
Their new album "Adversity; Woe" has 7 songs and runs for a crushing and thrilling 39 minutes.
This is ALASKAN's best release so far. Their previous release was one of my fave releases of 2010. But this new release is so much better and more.
The guys have really upped their game since their last release. The guitar work is phenomenal from start to finish. And the drumming is brilliant as well.
You get 3 short songs and 4 epic tracks on the album. The short tracks are more of a break for the listener before the heavy sludge/post metal riffs kick in on each of the excellent lengthy tracks.
Gary (The Guitarist of ALASKAN) has stated in a recent interview from the excellent website American Aftermath what this album is about. As shown below:
"The album is called Adversity; Woe and is sort of a concept album. Each song deals with the idea of man forgetting the dangers of the products, machines or atmospheres we’ve created and tend to expect as an everyday normal occurrence. Such as working beneath the ground or flying in the sky. We don’t take our safety into consideration expecting the people who arrange these things for us to be responsible for our well being or safety."
The album really does have a beautiful structure around it. And is excellently written as well.
It's great to see a Sludge/Post-Metal Band go to great lengths in creating concepts around their work. To make the listener really think about what they are listening to.
I am not going to do a track by track review as I want the listener to discover this amazing album themselves. Get immersed in the world that ALASKAN have created with this outstanding release.
So if your already a fan of these guys then get downloading now. As you can get this on Bandcamp's pay anything you want type deal.
You can also buy this Album on LP from the following link.
This album has already started showing up on various blogspots. And its hard not to see why. It's a brilliant release from a group of outstanding musicians. Great work ALASKAN.
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Check out the first two tracks "Realisation" and "Congonhas" from their new album.