Awake In Sleep are a 5 Piece Sludge/Post Metal Band from France.
The members are:
Guitar, vocals - Andrey Kalinovsky
Guitar, back vocals - Jérémie Godet
Guitar - François Clézio
Bass, back vocals - David Roger
Drums - Maxime Guerreiro
Awake In Sleep have just released their new S/T EP. The EP has 4 tracks and runs for around 31 minutes.
The shortest track is on for 5.20 minutes while the longest is a 10.32 minute epic track.
Awake In Sleep play a great blend of Sludge/Post Metal music. If your into PELCIAN, ISIS, CULT OF LUNA and NEUROSIS then these guys play the same sort of excellent hard hitting Post-Metal music.
This is loud from the word go. First track – “A Place To Die” is on for 7.50 minutes, hits the ground running, and doesn’t stop until the last perfect note is played. A perfect blend of Hardcore/Clean Vocals and intricate Sludge/Post-Metal Drumming and superior Guitar Riffs. A very heavy and atmospheric track that sets the EP’s atmosphere perfectly.
2nd Track – “Cold Waves” is a 5.20 minute slow-burner of track. Starts off really slowly with excellent drumming and a mid-paced guitar riff. Really gives the track a rather eerie and hollow earthly feel. But things do get loud later into the song to outstanding effect. Another standout track on this excellent EP.
3rd Track – “A Shrine For The Sleepness” is on for 7:15 mins. This is a great song that shows Awake In Sleep’s experimental side. Full of excellent drumming and cool distorted guitar effects in parts of the song. Before the heavy and delicately slow played guitar riffs come into play and never let go until the very end. Some great Hardcore/Clean vocals adds to the tracks excellent experimental nature.
The last track is the longest on this awesome EP. “Flowing Seasons” is on for 10:32 minutes. And is the standout track of the album. It is full of loud and heavy Sludge/Post-Metal riffs we all come to expect from a top notch Sludge/Post-Metal band. Awake In Sleep are no exception. Starts off rather quietly and then the Post-Metal carnage begins around the 2 minute mark and never lets go of the listener’s attention. Play this song extremely loud and headbang to it’s final moments.
A great EP from a hugely talented band that deserve all the success that comes their way.
The production is excellent on this release. All instruments are played superbly and not one note is out of place.
So if your looking for an excellent Sludge/Post-Metal release to immerse yourself in. Then this release comes highly recommended. Brilliant stuff.
You can download this excellent EP for free from their BandCamp Page.
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