East Of The Wall-The Apologist
Translation Loss Records
East Of The Wall is made up of members who killed time in acts like The Postman Syndrome, Day Without Dawn and Dangerous Cowboy. This new album from Translation Loss Records finds the one time instrumental act flexing all of their creative muscles to unleash an album made up of layers upon layers of post-metal goodness. Actually the band combine experimental rock, post-metal and progressive rock into something truly beautiful. Imagine a hybrid of Isis, Cave In, Into Another and Cynic only a bit more other-worldly.Recorded by Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio in Brooklyn (Cave In, Pelican, Keelhaul, Unsane, Rosetta) and mastered by Nick Zampiello and Rob Gonella at New Alliance East in Boston (Converge, Cave In, Junius, Keelhaul, Red Chord) The Apologist is the next logical step for East Of The Wall. It's an album that should be manditory listening if only as a means to show you just how amazing this is and so you can understand and can get the full idea of just how interesting and iventive it is. Not only is this the next step of East Of The Wall as far as their career goes but also another shinning example of just how good metal can be despite not fitting into any one's neat little package. By the way the album's artwork was handled by Eric Nyffeler at Doe Eyed Design and is just a good example of how this band thinks outside heavy metal's box.