Ambient Reviews

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Evanescence – Synthesis Live (DVD) (, , )
12th October 2018 -

Bands doing shows with orchestras seems to have become an increasingly popular in recent years. But there are few that feel like such a natural fit than when Evanescence announced they were re-recording songs with a full orchestra. The album Synthesis released late last year and saw the band re-imagine several of their songs in a fantastic new way. Before the release… Read More »

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VOLA – Applause of a Distant Crowd (, , , )
11th October 2018 -

Bursting forth from their Danish homeland with enough ideas to put even the most ardent of musicians to shame, progressive quartet VOLA have set out their stall to become a shining beacon in the world of interesting, inventive and technically challenging rock music. With sophomore album ‘Applause of a Distant Crowd’ featuring more twists and turns than any river you’d… Read More »

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Skyharbor – Sunshine Dust (, , )
27th September 2018 -

Skyharbor have had some substantial line-up changes over the years, with the departing of TesseracT’s Daniel Tompkins on vocals and Anup Sastry on drums in 2015. This could have signalled a dismantling of the group but were promptly replaced by Aditya Ashok on drums and Eric Emery on vocals, who had a big weight on his shoulders following Tomkin’s footsteps…. Read More »

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Coldbones – Where It All Began (, )
21st September 2018 -

Coldbones are a post-rock band fresh out of Kent, having been working on their craft and building their fanbase over the past few years. Combining elements of shoegaze, metal and progressive rock into their post-rock sound, they’ve honed their skills with the release of 2014’s Distance EP and have since signed to Crooked Noise Records to release their debut full… Read More »

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Sleepmakeswaves – Made Of Breath Only (, )
24th April 2017 -

Sleepmakeswaves are a band Rock Sins first discovered during the excellent Beyond The Redshift Festival in London in 2014. Playing to a capacity Boston Music Rooms, they were arguably the band of the day with their take on instrumental post-metal. Now that their new album, Made Of Breath Only, has been released, it demanded attention to see if they were… Read More »