Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Grails - Burning Off Impurities (2007)

The third album from this US band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, banjo, oud, keyboards, melodica, harpsichord, piano, organ and sampler.

Three guests added horn, harmonica, violin and trumpet.

This is a band whose albums I find difficult to really review as the music is pretty far from my comfort zone. 

But I am cracking on with their albums. All of them, bar one who I reviewed ten years ago for ProgArchives.

This time, we get some ambient music with a lot of Americana influences.

The fifty minutes long album starts pretty dull and nondescript before it takes of and become a lot better at the end with the rather fairly good title-track.

There is even some very heavy music here which is still within the post-metal genre. But the title track is the only fairly good track.

This is a decent enough album with some positives and some negatives. Hence.....

2 points

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