ALBUM REVIEW: GLACIER – Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet, They Shall Be White As Snow; Though They Be Red Like Crimson, They Shall Be As Wool
Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet,
They Shall Be White As Snow
Though They Be Red Like Crimson,
They Shall Be As Wool
Label: Self Released
Glacier has made a subliminal earripping post rock drone metal album with psych flavours
Glacier has been around for some years, but I’ve never stumbled over these guys before. But today, when trying to find Kyoty music, I was referenced to this band, and I am very happy I got here.
Glacier has made 2 track album. Very post-rock like to make 2 long journeys and release it as an album. Even the title of the album, is very post-rock. Immediately associating with titles from Godspeed You Black Emperor and Explosions In The Sky.
And specially GYBE I think I can also hear in the music, although Glacier is way more metal than GYBE ever had or will be. Specially the second song on the album has guitars reminding me of GYBE.
Glacier starts off with ‘Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet, They Shall Be White As Snow’. Starting off very slow with big distorted chords. Very doom metal like. But around the 3.30 song really kicks in an a notch up in intensity. After this, the song balances through quiet/loud passages, and specially the quiet passages give some nice contrast to the earripping guitar parts. Specially at around 7.40 where psychedelic echoing guitars blends with background washes. The song is in general very dark, and this is just how I prefer my post-rock. Even though there’s definitely inspiration from doom metal and post metal, I think I would categorize this under post-rock. The last 3 minutes of the song is one repetitive crescendo of the main guitar melody, keeping a strong grasp on listener all the way to the very end.
The second song ‘Though They Be Red Like Crimson, They Shall Be As Wool’ is a very dark and haunting colossal of a song filled with sonic voyages. I think this song as way more post-rock than the first one, but still lends from stoner and doom. At times I get associations to early Sonic Youth dissonant guitar playing as well. No matter what, the song just keeps on revealing layer after layer of depths, hoisting the listener deeper and deeper into the glacier. All in all 15 minutes of quality post-rock.
Of the two songs, I prefer the latter, but both are really eminent subliminal earripping post rock drone metal songs, with flavours of psych.
I don’t really understand why these guys aren’t released on a label yet, I for sure would get the album, but it’s kind of expensive to get it shipped from US, when living in europe 🙁 so for now I will stick to the digital versions
I would really love to see this band live as well, I hope they one day will swing by europe. They would fit great on the dunk! festival for example.
Listen to the album here