Monday, November 21, 2011
Let Yourself Be Huge by Cloudkicker (2011)
Kind of Like: Owen, Russian Circles, El Ten Eleven
Genres: Post-rock, Ambient, Math Rock, Metal, Progressive
"Cloudkicker is one man progressive metal project from the artist B.M. Sharp, heavily influenced by math metal and post-metal. Sharp utilizes drum machines and custom tuned guitars in his recordings. progressive and instrumental influences are also obvious in his music."
I didn't think of a progressive metal album when "Welcome Back" started. In fact, the first thing that came into mind was Owen. For the most part this is an acoustic/clean album that has various elements of metal/progressive music incorporated into it. The result is a pretty...pretty album, that feels perfect for the last throws of the fall. It's quite cozy.