The Moth Gatherer – Stockholm, Sweden
‘The new release Esoteric Oppression is the album where The Moth Gatherer truly perfect that balance between heaviness, melodic post-rock and overall patience in their songwriting. The influence of old post-metal greats is still here both figuratively and literally, as Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna) does have mastering duties on this latest album. The band really opts for more drawn-out structures to the songs… Now you had albums like Somewhere Along the Highway, The Eye of Every Storm, or In the Absence of Truth coming out. Those latter albums are what I’d say Esoteric Oppression resembles the most and in some ways, that enveloping sense of heaviness is missed here. But what it is being replaced with shines in its own bright way, showcasing a band that wants to do more than just be heavy. And now we have another stunning album by one of post-metals more consistent modern ambassadors, and one of the best releases out of the genre you’ll likely hear all year.’
£8 on the door.
7PM | 14+