Psychonaut / Sȃver (Emerald Split EP)
Crank this to 9.1 of 11 - Editors' Pick
Genre: Doom, Post-metal
Sounds Like: Opeth, Arctic Sleep, Saturn’s Husk
Homeland: Psychonaut- Belgium / Saver- Norway
A pairing that fits like an absolute glove
Psychonaut’s psychedelic landscapes and progressive build-ups shine beautifully with the visionary doom terrain in Saver
Both trios exude a clean precision in their work. Top shelf production
Would love to see more split’s with this much complimentary vision
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1. The Great Realisation (16:30) - Psychonaut
This is a flat out beautiful track from Psychonaut. The trio from Belgium paint a rich landscape with some early poignant melodies. Tremendous progression on this track with a slow build hitting its stride at about the 5 minute mark. Cavernous bottom ensues thereafter where the psych aficionados bring things down to a near halt only to morph into progressive atmospheric introspective. Somewhat predictable closure with the powerful exit, but all in all a cathartic psychedelic progressive gem.
2. Dimensions Lost, Obscured by Aeons (19:05) - Sȃver
Soothing minimalist synth opening that progresses into a cacophony of wonderful brooding weight. The trio from Norway have a knack for layering consistent rhythms and undercurrent to build up to moments of energetic anguish. Contrast abound as this track spirals through dark tunnels and rays of very bright light.
This Split EP screams for a nice classic Dark N Stormy. 2 oz Dark Rum, 3 1/3 oz Ginger Beer, Couple dashes of bitters. To compliment these two visionary bands we are going to recommend some top shelf El Dorado Port Mourant Single Still Rum to accompany Barritt's Original Ginger Beer.
Stefan De Graef - Guitar/Vocals
Thomas Michiels - Bass/Vocals
Harm Peters - Drums
Markus Stole - Drums
Ole Rokseth - Vocals/Guitar
Ole Christian Helstad - Bass