After almost 30 years of continuously expanding and inventive evolution, the post metal genre is still going strong and the genre has delivered some of the most rewarding records we’ve heard over the past few decades. Despite the well explored nooks, loads of modern artists generate enormous amounts of interesting takes on its varied range of styles, and we’re pleased to bring you yet another worthy artist and their new engaging offering! Today, we’re pleased to give you the very first listen of “Les Corps Flottans”, the debut LP from French post rock / post metal act ROSTRES, formed last year by Alain Brunet, lead guitarist of French hardcore band DEAD LIKE ME, and his band pal Lionel Mermin.
Pau based ROSTRES weave together post metal pacing, post rock arrangements and ambient/shoegaze soundscapes to create a piece of work that atmospherically fits together, proving that seemingly simple chords and massive arrangements are a timeless combo. Les Corps Flottants is out this Friday, June 29th, on Wooaaargh (DE), Celestine records (FR), Dingleberry records (DE) and Slow Burn records (RU).
These guys create huge atmosphere through pure riffage and towering, crashing drums alone. The album is fully instrumental as is often the case in this genre but that is not to it’s detriment, the dynamics of the performance and at times lyrical lead guitar/synth/even string patterns wandering back and forth across the riff gives the ear everything it could want.
This is an exceptional ‘post’ album with a variety of sounds to both punish and reward the listener! The primary tone here can be defined as ‘BIG’. These are towering, monumental riffs supported by thunderous drums and given a sense of space with glittering effect drenched noise, juxtaposed against swathes of open ground, breathing and building room until the next mountain of noise for the listener to climb.