Sunday 19 August 2018

Spurv - Skarntyde (2015)

The debut album from this Norwegian band.

The band is a seven piece big band with a lineup of cello, violin, bass, drums and guitars.

I reviewed their 2012 Blader Som Faller Til Jorden EP back in June 2012. You can read this review here in # 1 of this blog. I liked that EP and still do.

Spurv (Sparrow in English) delivers a mix of post-rock and post-metal. The music is pretty hard and it is therefore post-metal.

The music is instrumental and has this typical ebb and flow pattern from post-rock.

The forty-five minutes long album has a lot of interesting details. The cello and violin adds touches to the massive wall of guitars. Some of the guitars are also pretty distorted and dissonant.

The music is grand and very bombastic throughout. It does not really have any breathing space and more pastoral parts. It is full attack of bombastic post-metal from the start to the end.

It reminds me about what is good about this genre. Spurv is one of the best bands in the genre and this album is well worth your attention.

3 points

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