Friday 30 March 2012

SEAHOLDER - HD855 12B Review

Seaholder is an Atmospheric Sludge Metal Band from Paris, France

Seaholder are a superb Atmospheric Sludge Metal Band blending Post-Metal, Post Rock and Ambient sounds to portray a deeply haunting picture. Taking influences from ISIS, Neurosis, Pelican and Cult of Luna these guys are heavy from the word go.

They are about to release their outstanding new album – “HD855 12B”. A 9 song 45 minute blast of hard-hitting Sludge/Post-Metal riffs. This is the guy’s first release since their 2006 demo release. If this is the result of 6 years work then it has most definitely been worth the wait.

The guys have excelled themselves on this brilliant album. It’s full of top-notch Sludge/Post-Metal riffs that will have you hooked from the word go. It’s full of standout tracks that blend Sludge, Post-Metal, Post-Rock, Post-Hardcore and Ambient Noises with relevant ease.

Tracks like "Scarecrow”, “The Box” show what this band is all about. Playing sublime Sludge/Post-Metal riffs with heart and plenty of soul.

These guys make music to make you think and care about at the same time. A very hard thing to pull off in today’s scene. The songs are all brilliantly put together as the guys know when to pull back from playing the loud aspect of Post-Metal and bring in the more quiet aspect of the genre’s style of play. But you don’t have to wait for long before the heavy crunching guitar riffs kick in once again.

If you’re a fan of the bands mentioned above its time to add another great band to that list. Seaholder are the real deal. They are another Sludge Metal band thatFrance should be proud of.

My fave track on this great album is the 8:38 minute epic “Dreamer’s Creek” as it shows best what this band does brilliantly well. Blending all of many genres that launch an epic assault onto the senses. A great track to finish off in what is an outstanding album.

The album is expertly produced. The arrangement is spot-on. Every song flows together perfectly. I wouldn’t have the order changed in anyway at all.

Seaholder are amazing musicians and they prove this time and time again on this great release. I can’t recommend this album highly enough. When it’s released I recommend you all to get yourself a copy. You won’t be sorry.

This is another brilliant release for 2012. I am starting to lose count the number of great releases highlighted on this blog. My end of year list is going to be very big this year to include everyone.

All in all an album that the band should rightly be proud of. Awesome Stuff.

Highly Recommended.

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