Encaplsulated and Good Die Young Records just released another record by ASHES AND IRON called “The Wind Takes A Side.” It’s a very strong ambient instrumental metal record. Listen to the whole thing below and get yoir copy via this or this location.
“THE WIND TAKES A SIDE, the second release from St. Louis’ downtempo-instrumental-indie-metal outfit ASHES AND IRON is a dark, cathartic ride. A dystopian soundtrack where sweeping, visually evocative tracks move from crisp, telecaster driven layers of harmonized gloom to the wide open roar of unforgiving despair, all songs laced with mournful melody. Midwestern delivery dominates here: a muscular, propulsive rhythm section and angular, cascading waves of guitar fill an expansive canvas. Ashes and Iron take no shortcuts and THE WIND TAKES A SIDE drones, slashes and burns proving again the beauty to be found in perfect desolation.”
– Andrew Elstner (Torche)