Minot are a band from the United States that plays an instrumental mixture of experimental, post rock and melodic hardcore and this is a review of their 2014 album "Equal/Opposite" which was released by Golden Antenna Records.
Melodic post rock style guitars and drum beats start off the album and after a couple of minutes the bass guitars start making a powerful presence in the album and the music also starts to get a little bit heavier and the music is in mostly an improv style jam direction along with a few tracks being very long and epic in length.
There is a good mixture of both clean and heavy parts throughout the recording and as the album progresses you can hear spoken word samples and elements of kraut rock, psychedelic and ambient being added in the bands musical style and you can hear tribal style beats coming out of the drums at times.
Minot bring in a lot of different styles into their musical style taking the heaviness of early Fugazi and other Dischord bands of the early 80's Washington D.C scene and taking away the vocals and replacing them with elements of krautrock, psychedelic, post and indie rock to create a sound of their own and the productions sounds very professional.
In my opinion Minot are a very great sounding instrumental post rock band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Left hand Of Darkness" "The Horizon Problem" and "White Castle Doctrine". 8 out of 10.
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