Giant Squid - Cenotes [EP]

8.2 | 39 votes |
Release date: 25 October 2011
Style: Doom metal, Post-metal


28 have it
9 want it

01. Tongue Stones (Megaptera Megachasmacarcharias)
02. Mating Scars (Isurus Metridium)
03. Snakehead (Channidae Erectus)
04. Figura Serpentinata (Pycnopodia Sapien)
05. Cenotes (Troglocambarus Maclanei)

A gem of a band you might have overlooked in the past. Excellent song-writing, beautiful and haunting melodies supplied by the cello, varying songs, a bit doomy, a bit proggy - this here is a great post metal blend to accompany you as we near the longest night of the year. Yes, it's a short release, and yes, it does lose some edge towards the end. Still worth your time, though.

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27.10.2011 - 03:35
Troy Killjoy

Posts: 18929
From: Canada

I really enjoyed the first two tracks but then it seemed to take a little dive towards the end. A very quirky mix of prog and sludge heavily reliant on a hazy atmosphere...semi-sleep inducing in a relaxing way, like the kind of album you'd want on in the background as you're reading Hemingway.
Prettier than BloodTears.
27.10.2011 - 05:02
Rating: 10

Posts: 3099
From: Australia

Fantastic album, and an improvement over their last effort. This really peaks at 'Snakehead' for me, there's bits of that one which remind me of Alchemist and I really like that 'Oriental' vibe they've got going in there too.
14.11.2011 - 01:47
Rating: 9

Posts: 66

I give it a 9 because it was too short. I felt myself wanting more and it felt incomplete, especially compared to the Ichtyologist. Aside from that. I loved every song
18.12.2011 - 05:55
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Now I know for sure that the Muse has an eye for metal.
18.12.2011 - 07:51
Frank Sinistra

Posts: 30
From: Indonesia

This must be one of the best sludge release in 2011 imho.
but ye know giant squid have always been an amazing band (at least for me)
12.01.2012 - 00:51
Rating: 10

Posts: 11
From: USA
Best ep of 2011.
*insert quote that makes me look cultured here*
12.01.2012 - 01:57
Au Pays Natal

Posts: 4419
From: USA

One thing for sure they have released alot of material in such a short span!
31.01.2012 - 00:29

Posts: 2588
From: Canada

Very good little EP, seems like Giant Squid are getting a lot more comfortable as musicians these days. Everything feels very natural here.
22.08.2014 - 18:28

Posts: 1479
From: Australia

I likey. Do fancy Metridium Fields more though. Overall more memorable for me.

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