Amenra – Mass V – 99%

My love for post-metal is no secret, but I’m also somewhat picky about it. Most of the stuff that falls into this category that’s more on the “djent” (I hate that word so much) end of things is not my cup of tea. The other tricky aspect for me is vocals. When it comes to […]

Bells – Our Forest, Our Empire – 91%

In our final 2012 album review we have none other than Lancaster’s own Bells. I have to admit that I totally missed the ball on Bell’s latest album ‘Our Forest, Our Empire‘ when it was released back in August. I knew about the album far before the band even announced anywhere that they were working […]

HANDLINGNOISE – HANDLINGNOISE – 93%

Helsinki’s own HANDLINGNOISE almost slipped under our 2012 radar. In all fairness though the band’s potential almost slipped under their own radar 5 years ago. Originally formed for a one-off performance, the band noticed their potential and after finding a drummer and began recording in 2008 what would eventually be their first full length album. […]

2012 Year End Review Round Up

Orbit Over Luna – 京都​/​奈良 – Kyōto​/​Nara EP – 87% Orbit over Luna is the work of Shannon Penner from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is a primarily an ambient instrumental project that occasionally crosses into post-rock territory. Penner lists all the usual suspects you would expect to find as his influences: Hammock, Boards of Canada, […]

Sunlight Ascending – Leaving My Waiting Room – 94%

Sunlight Ascending are a Michigan-based post-rock band who recently partook in the growing trend of using Kickstarter as a way to finance their latest release. ‘Leaving My Waiting Room’ managed to successfully hit it’s financing goal and as a result Postrockstar has one final album to review as we say goodbye to 2012. The unsigned […]

Psychojet – The Sea is Never Full – 84%

Psychojet is a four piece band from Belfast that Postrockstar writer Zicowoods plays bass in. I promised him that when his band released their album one of us would gladly review it, but make no mistake, there will be no favoritism shown here. Released earlier this month, Psychojet‘s debut release is ‘The Sea is Never […]

Echotide – As Our Floodlights Gave Way to Dawn – 98%

Australia has been a great source for post/math-rock in recent years, with bands such as sleepmakeswaves, Meniscus, This Is Your Captain Speaking and Tangled Thoughts of Leaving all finding critical acclaim and recognition world-wide. Echotide, from Brisbane, is the latest band to join the ranks. With its meandering trajectory and atmospheric explorations, ‘As Our Floodlights Gave […]

Rhone – Inter Sidera – 88%

Rhone are four piece post-rock band from Chicago, IL who describe themselves as a “new flavor to the genre” on their facebook page despite being only 9 months old. I was introduced to them through my friend and fellow post-rock addict Will Hough, who’s photography happens graces the cover of their debut album ‘Inter Sidera’. […]

Brian Eno – Lux – 97%

When I first started listening to post-rock and ambient music, one of the first albums I found was Brian Eno‘s ‘Music for Airports’. I remember sitting in my room, transfixed, as this new genre of music started to change the purview of my limited musical knowledge. I started listening to every ambient album I could […]

Obsidian Kingdom – Mantiis – 91%

Cutting right to the chase, Obsidian Kingdom‘s latest release, ‘Mantiis‘ could very well be the most equivocal album I have reviewed to date. What this five piece post-metal band from Barcelona has put together with their latest genre-crossing, boundary pushing release is something few other bands can lay claim to accomplishing. I can’t even began […]