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Band
From Oceans To Autumn
Title
Ether-Return To Earth
Type
LP/EP
Company
Argonauta
YOR
2017
Style
Progressive
9/14/2017 - Review by: David Loveless
Atmospheric sludge instrumentalists deliver an amazing double album
Ether-Return To Earth is a massive 2-disk album that contains nearly two hours of sludge infused, atmospheric instrumental metal. The 13 and a half minute album opener, Quintessence/Core is a beautiful track that contains as much trance-like melody as it does soaring distorted guitars. The nearly 20 minute Stratus/Vapor sounds like a mix of Pelican and Red Sparowes. My favorite track is the 9-minute Keep A Watchful Eye the heaviest track on the album. This is a very long but rewarding album and it's best listened to at loud volumes. If you're a fan of instrumental post-rock, add this mammoth release to your collection right away!
Recommended for fans of: If These Trees Could Talk, Russian Circles, Explosions In The Sky
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
5
MUSIC
4.5
VOCALS
0
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
4
LYRICS
0


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4.5 :AVE RATING

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DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Ether-Return To Earth
2017
Argonauta
David Loveless9/14/2017
4.5

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