Red Fire Ant – Red Fire Ant EP – 96%

Red Fire Ant are a post-rock band from France who just released their first EP earlier this year. Unfortunately the band doesn’t have a bandcamp page which is a shame because I find this 4-track 28 minute EP to be downright fantastic. The album kicks off with an absurd amount of energy and intensity with […]

We are Oceans – We Are Oceans – 81%

Released last month, “We are Oceans” self titled release comes to us courtesy of the Massachusetts four-piece. Delving right into the 4-track 40 minute release we have “Roots Grow Down,” which opens at a relaxed pace with an interesting mix of layered clean guitars and bass with faint chiming of the cymbals in the background. […]

Qualia – “Cast a Light” – 80%, “Songs for Longing” – 85% and “We Do Not KNow What Our Nature Permits Us To Be” – 81%

Qualia is a one-man project from Cambs, UK that has a total of 5 releases since forming in 2010, including three this year alone. In today’s update I’ll be taking a look at all three of those releases.   Qualia – Cast a light “Cast a Light” was released in April and opens with a […]

Sinobola – Idea EP – 86%

I’m introducing a young band founded in 2010 in Poltave, Ukraine, who started with the relatively simple setup of two guitars and drums but then quickly added a bassist to round out their sound. As we will soon discover their sound feels far from simple, even in this short three song EP.  I do not […]

Earthmass – Lunar Dawn (Keep, Relic & Ritual) EP – 83%

The 4-piece band Earthmass was formed in February of this year and comes to us from Essex, South-East England. Self described as Progressive, Doom, psychedelic, Stoner Metal, I’ve been assured by a friend that this is definitely a more post-metal release than any of those genres so I’ve taken it upon myself to delve into […]

CSSC – Overgrown – 79%

CSSC is the work of one college student who had a passion for making music. Erik Rodriguez is the man behind CSSC and through tenacity, experimentation and hard work he has reached “Overgown”, a nearly hour-long release that is his 4th album. CSSC is an interesting project that combines post-rock elements with ambient atmosphere, Electronic […]

Jakarta Project – Beauty Lies In Lover’s Eyes – 81%

(IamHop  – Please welcome Bothra to Postrockstar! Bothra is a founding member of Post-Rock & Beyond on and brings a deep understanding and knowledge of the realm of Post-Rock to the site. He is the first of what I hope to be many contributing writers to the site in order to diversify reviews and […]