Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Anciients-Heart Of Oak

Season of Mist/War on Music

As usual I'm the last to know. This time it's in regards to Vancouver, B.C.-based Anciients. Released back in April of this year, "Heart Of Oak", this young act's fine full-length debut album, is the stuff dreams are made of. Or at least if your dreams turn to all prog in nature. Of course there is a serious level of epic heaviness going on here so, while this group does list ELO as a particular point of interest, there's more then enough "Dear God in Heaven that is some serious bone crunching metal going on there" moments to appease all of those who bow down and worship at the alters of both High On Fire and Opeth! Catching up on this act, well after the fact that this LP came by recommendation. found me lost in wondering about the last time I caught sight of a band influenced by Celtic Frost? Right there is bonus points for this group with two co-vocalists and nowhere to go but up and up towards the top rungs of extreme progressive metal. As chilling and breathtaking as this bunch are you'd do well to pug in and listen to their music at the link below. Never fear that you, like I was before, are late to the party when it comes to Anciients as there is plenty of thick metal goodness to go around!

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Blogger The Mule said...

Solid, Andy! One of the best albums of 2013. Don't forget the double "I"s in the band name. :)

10:14 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Thanks for the note on the bands name. Have just now got around to fixing it! I do agree with you that this remains an album headed fast towards the best of 2013 awards!

6:48 AM  

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