Envy – Abyssal EP

The first musical feat. of the year has been accomplished.
This is, for me at least, the first unmissable release of the year.
Envy are a Japanese band mixing a lot of styles like post rock and hardcore. They alternate beautifully spoken vocals with harsh screaming. Their previous full length “Insomniac Doze” was pretty solid, but with this new EP “Abyssal”  they recaptured my attention. Especially the opening track “A Road of Winds the water Builds” is strikingly beautiful. I also have a weak spot for this band because they sing in Japanese.  Anyway, I’m not going to do a full review, here is a good review of the record itself. There’s something in this band for everyone, that’s why I just felt compelled to mention this.

Envy’s myspace : http://www.myspace.com/officialenvy

They are playing a big festival later this month with Explosions in the sky. I might attend.


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