By jingo, it’s been a while since I have slung a review your way readers, then again it has been a while since I’ve heard an album worth raving about.
Since all the best bands these days seem to come from Sweden this time, I present to you the third full-length release from Stockholm post-metal outfit The Moth Gatherer.
Formed in 2008 the band have gained critical acclaim for their past work, their debut A Bright Celestial Light and it’s 2015 follow up The Earth Is The Sky was on many reviewers “best of” lists.
2019’s Esoteric Oppression, if I may be so bold, blows the doors off the previous albums with its savage beauty and incredible production values.
This is one of those albums containing sounds probably never before heard by the human ear, the electronic elements mesh so perfectly with the guitars, bass and drums that I was captivated the entire way through its five tracks.
The Moth Gatherer are brothers in arms with the cream of the progressive metal scene, bands such as Inter Arma, Terra Tenebrosa and Oathbreaker also push the envelope and cause fans to question what a metal album can be.
Esoteric Oppression is a brutal dreamscape which buries the listener in sound, it is impossible not to be carried away by the sheer scale of it, put the headphones on and turn it up loud.