New Zealand instrumental band Hiboux make melodic and poetic post-rock that combines transportive escapism with deep-set catharsis.
Plenty of instrumental bands can construct complex musical suites. But it takes a greater level of songwriting acumen to make that music dramatic and soul-stirring like Into Orbit do.
Decision Process is highly recommended for rockers, rollers, habitual headphone listeners, and fresh-faced or long-term fans of heavyweight rock alike.
Caverns, the debut album from Into Orbit—an instrumental duo from Wellington, New Zealand—is a perfect example of music that matters.
Failure Epics is 36 minutes of astute prog, all wrapped in a glistening chrysalis of intrepid ideas and aspirations.
I love heavy metal unreservedly, unapologetically and, probably to a fair degree, unwisely. But I’m also an avowed prog-head. I worship progressive music in all its guises; here’s a few of my picks from 2011.
As it’s still unforeseen where Opeth are heading to next, Heritage stands out as an eccentric anomaly in their catalogue. But this doesn’t diminish the quality of the album one bit.