Miroist – The Pledge EP – 95%

Miroist is a djent/prog metal band based in London who’s influences include the likes of Cloudkicker, Meshuggah, Mogwai and Boards of Canada. The Pledge is their debut effort and is completely self funded as most smaller releases tend to be. at 20 minutes over 3 tracks. I’ve prepped my ears for the djent goodness that […]

Ghosts Wear Clothes – Threads – 78%

Ghosts Wear Clothes is a 3 piece electronic inspired post-rock band from Nottingham, UK who use words like “weird” and “haunting” to describe themselves. Released in April, Threads is the band’s debut and clocks in at 7 tracks spanning 53 minutes. “Prelude” starts off the album, setting the stage with a sea of drone static […]

Athletics – Who You Are Isn’t Enough EP – 83%

One of Deep Elm Record’s many great bands, Athletics are a 5-piece alternative-indie/post-rock band from Asbury Park, NJ. This is their follow-up effort to “Why Aren’t I Home?” and is a half hour of music over 5 tracks. Athletics brings to the table a mix of post-rock musical elements with indie style clean vocals and […]

Old Man Gloom – NO – 85%

After nearly 8 years Old Man Gloom return with NO, their first release since 2004’s “Christmas“. Driven by ISIS front man Aaron Turner and including members of Cave In and Converge, the post/sludge/doom metal giants are definitely back and sounding as powerful as ever. NO is nearly an hour of brutal metal that is as […]

Versa – Common Things EP – 79%

Currently unsigned, the British Columbia based post-rock/indie band Versa features 6 members with several others filling in on percussion. With two full lengths under their belt, Common Things is their latest offering, clocking in at 18 minutes over 4 tracks. The album begins with the title track that is a laid back number featuring vocals […]

A look into the review system

Recently on Reddit I got asked to talk about how I assign ratings to albums on a 0-100% scale and why a lot of albums end up in the 80% range. I wrote a rather lengthy response and decided that it was also good enough to be posted on the website itself, so here it […]

If Anything Happens to the Cat – If Anything happens to the Cat EP – 84%

If Anything Happens to the Cat is a 4-piece from Gent, Belgium whose talents combine to create beautiful ambient post-rock that is beautifully bleak at times and relaxing at others. Although they’ve been playing shows since May of 2011 this EP is their debut release. The 5-track 31 minute EP begins with the slow-paced styling […]

Time Columns – Mana – 87%

Time Columns comes to us from Baltimore, Maryland and consider themselves to be “progressive post-rock”, a term I’ve never heard before in the realm of goofy genres (i.e. fusion-funk, post-modern neojazz, etc, are these real things?). I like to think of post-rock as a progressive, constantly changing genre that shows the most acceptance towards new […]

Review Round Up #1

In an effort to catch up on the backlog of post-rock releases this year that postrockstar hasn’t reviewed yet, we’ll be doing short review wrap ups until we are caught up. This is the first installment of what shall now be known as “Review Round Up” Nathaniel Noton-Freeman – Whorl – 89% Nathaniel Noton-Freeman is […]