Seven Nines and Tens (Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers)
Crank this to 9.6 of 11 - Editors' Pick
Genre: Progressive metal, Post-rock
Sounds Like: Astronoid, Intronaut, Elder
The latest by Seven Nines & Tens takes their Post-metal journey to new heights with this release
Band logo for this album was designed the one and only Conrad Keely
Previous albums were basically instrumental Post-rock with some math rock influences
With the addition of all three members providing vocals for this album, it's a game changer for the band
The abundance of vocals are very lofty and clean with nice harmonies. We hear moments of Kings X's Ty Tabor meets Jerry Cantrell
Consistency is key, no matter how heavy or soft the album gets, the vocals never change their course.
There seems to be a more progressive metal feel to this album than previous ones, plus the production sounds crisper as well
The percussion shines and is very powerful
Over Opiated In A Forest Of Whispering Speakers is a somewhat calming album despite its heaviness. The album is so atmospheric and majestic at times
1. Popular Delusions 4:35
2. Throwing Rocks at Mediocrity 5:15
3. Midnight Marauders 5:22
4. Let's Enjoy the Aimless Days While We Can 5:10
5. Edutainment 4:27
6. Fight for your Right to Partial Relevance 5:35
7. Sunshine 6:40
What a terrific blend of heavy Post-rock and metal. The drumming is swift and heavy, the bass is freeform Intronaut-like with progressive guitars and uplifting vocals.
Wave of the Future by Societe Brewing in California. This 7.2 IPA is lush with aromas of melon and pine with a citrusy flavor. A great and refreshing pairing with this album.