Weekly Release Dump #3

    Sunday, 17 December

AußerweltTransitions (post-black metal)

    Monday, 18 December

An Autumn for Crippled ChildrenTrust (blackgaze)
HauntsA Lack of Empathy (post-rock)

    Wednesday, 20 December

Andrew McCommonsPassion; Obsession (instrumental melodic progressive metal)
InduratePanopticonic Phantasm (instrumental progressive metal)
JigglyDemos 2016-2017 (experimental math rock)
Opposite Day & Sam ArnoldSpace Taste Race Part Zero (experimental progressive rock)

    Friday, 22 December

UrBlack Vortex (black metal)
Свентояр (Sventoyar) – Ethnix (Slavic folk progressive metal)
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Haunts – A Lack of Empathy

British post-rock collective Haunts recently released their debut output. A Lack of Empathy, just shy of the thirty minutes mark, is a refreshing take on the genre, thanks to Dalma’s violins expanding into reverberating swells, and Kurt’s minimalistic drumming, using a variety of rim shots and uncommon percussions to fill the available space, and, finally, the omnipresent synths, which fulfill their purpose without being overwhelming. Like clanths in an abandoned shack, Haunts remind us of old, simpler times while, on the other hand, providing us with new ways to confront the future. My favourite effort on this EP is … Read more