Sunday, February 6, 2022

Grails - Doomsdayer's Holiday (2008)

The fifth album from this US band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, bass, oud, baglama, guitars, guzheng, tape, melodica, synths and piano.

A handful of guests added flute, violin, vibes, synths and vocals.

The band has gone down a much more industrial post-metal path on this album.

The music is pretty doomy and gloomy.

We are still talking about soundscapes more than traditional melodies here. The music is collages of different sounds and ideas.

The sound is not as alien as I feared. There is some warmth in the sound.

The result is a decent to good album. I am not a fan but this is their best effort so far.

2.5 points

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