Spook The Horses are a band from New Zealand that plays an atmospheric mixture of metal and post hardcore and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Rainmaker" which will be released in February.
A very dark, distorted and atmospheric sound starts off the album which leads up to a heavier sound along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and after awhile synths and brass are added into certain sections of the recording along with some clean playing that also adds in more of a post rock feeling when it is utilized.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic and when vocals are added into the music they are very aggressive hardcore style screams while some of the later tracks also bring in a small amount of clean singing and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction as well as bringing in a good mixture of both clean and heavy parts into all of the tracks along with a small amount of melodic guitar leads being utilized at times and one of the alter tracks also brings in elements of 80's post punk and mix it in with more of a modern sound..
Spook the Horses plays a style of post hardcore that is also influenced by the more extreme sound of metal and they also add in a great amount of atmospheric in with a perfect balance between melody and heaviness, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Spook The Horse are a very great sounding mixture of atmospheric metal and post hardcore and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Footfall" "Flood" and "Below Our Time". 8 out of 10.
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