Ganon - In The Dead Of Sleep review
|Album:||In The Dead Of Sleep|
01. Lifting Skies
03. Through Wires
04. It Speaks
05. The Calm Of Unlight
I received 4 albums from "Acerbic Noise Development" I've heard them all now; the first two were really good, then I was supposed to write a review for Verse And Radiation a good band playing Hardcore and that those things…but I'm weak, and Ganon was calling me, every single time I started writing the Verse And Radiation review, hundreds of words and ideas were circulating my brain while I was saying "damn it, that one would sound better in Ganon's review" so I lost in the end, and the incredible force of one of the most amazing bands in Post-Metal slapped me in the face and said "write MY review you dork"…
I'm not being overeager when I say "One of the most amazing bands in Post-Metal"; this genre has a huge hype nowadays, there are tons of bands trying to achieve what Neurosis, Pelican and Cult Of Luna did a couple of years ago. Finally one succeed, Ganon has their influence of course, but their music has enough unmarked and progressive elements in their mix to become a really original band. "In The Dead Of Sleep" is the most intense album from 2006, its strength goes beyond limits and creates an unimaginable atmosphere that wraps every cell in your brain like the most powerful drug you've tasted.
The structures of both the songs and the album are amazingly well managed. This record has a flowing length that never bores the listener; the songs, being extremely resourceful, have so many ascending changes, so many bridges and breakdowns that you won't feel the 9 or 14 minutes passing by. The songwriting is also marvelous; the fifth track ("The Calm Of Unlight") shows the enormous capabilities of these musicians, their execution is tight and really solid, their pattern changes uncontrollably and, even though this track lasts for 14 minutes, their vibe finally reaches the audience in a great way.
I just wish they would have improved their layout though (it's nothing but a sheet of paper with some info) reading lyrics is always a huge plus right? And I also wish they would have enhanced the production a little bit; but overall here's an album that you need to hear; who cares if Cult Of Luna released an album recently…try the underground sector that many times ( or at least this time) is way better than the pretentious and overused mainstream.
Best Tracks: "The Calm Of Unlight", "Lifting Skies"
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