Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Anatomy Of Habit/Ciphers + Axioms/Relapse Records/2014 CD Review
Anatomy Of Habit are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a mixture of post metal, doom and noise rock and this is a review of their 2014 album "Ciphers + Axioms" which will be released in November by Relapse Records.
A very slow, dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some melodic gothic/death rock vocals and you can also hear elements of post punk in the guitar leads and after a couple of minutes the music starts to get heavier along with some industrial, sludge and doom metal traces and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
You can hear a lot of dark sounding melodies in the bands musical sound along with a good mixture of both clean and heavy parts and as the album progresses the band starts adding in more harsh sounding screams while also keeping around the melodic vocals, both of the tracks are 20 minutes in length and also bring in influences from a variety of many different musical genres and you can hear some shoegaze in the lighter sections of the bands musical style and towards the end of the recording drones are added into the music.
Anatomy Of habit creates a very original style of music that takes the heaviness of doom metal, sludge, hardcore and noise rock and mixes it with the melodies of post punk, goth, death rock and shoegaze to create 2 very dark, long and epic songs that defy categorization, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and poetic themes.
In my opinion Anatomy Of Habit are a very great sounding mixture of post metal, doom and noise rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Then Window". 8 out of 10.