Caspian – “Darkfield”

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As a genre, post-rock really lends itself to exploration. Yet, a growing number of bands still seem to rely on the same tired approach. Not one to follow the pack, Caspian have pushed the boundaries time and time again, keeping listeners (and their contemporaries) on their toes. Dust & Disquiet, the band’s soon-to-be-released fourth LP, is a clear continuation of this philosophy, welcoming new elements to the mix.

Last month, the band rose to the occasion with the album’s tragically-beautiful lead single, “Sad Heart of Mine.” Today, they explore deeper, darker territory with the release of “Darkfield,” an explosive discharge of spiralling guitars and pounding drums. A steady surge of tribal drums kick things into action, but it doesn’t take long for the band to leave behind a path of destruction. It’s one big, clamorous stretch of sound that does nothing if not command your attention.

Matt Pendrill

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