I’ve become a pretty big fan of post rock over the last 5 years. There are some amazing labels that have a focus on post rock bands like Elusive Sound, Dunk!, and Translation Loss. I’ve particularly grown interested in the blackgaze sub-genre with bands like Show Me A Dinosaur, Somn, TRNA, and Olhava. These bands tend to rise from Russia, which given the icy landscape may be a driving source of inspiration for these bands adopting a more aggressive approach to post rock.
One of my recent favorites, Olhava, just released their new album today “Frozen Bloom” and it’s quite excellent. A mix of black metal, post rock and drone.
Here’s a sampling of releases I’ve grown to love:
Ravena - Laocoon
Blankengerge - Radiogaze
We Lost The Sea - Departure Songs