Saturday, 2 June 2012
Spurv - Blader Som Faller Til Jorden.. (2012)
A new Norwegian band to me and a band name (Norwegian for sparrow) which has made the metal scene frown with anger. That in the mistaken belief this is a black metal band. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Spurv flies on winds of post rock. Instrumental post rock to be more precise. So don't be afraid if you don't get the lyrics. There ain't any !
The music is the usual post rock mix of full guitar attacks and more pastoral, shoe gazing melodies. Ebbs and flows like the ocean itself. The setup is the usual guitars, bass and drums. I also detect some violins here which also gives the four songs a lot of spice and variations.
I am an unashamed fan of post rock. Most of it, that is. Spurv and this album/EP (which is thirty minutes long) is a good addition to the scene. It does not break any new ground though. It follows the post rock formula to every dot and letter. That is my major gripe with this album. That and the lack of any really great tracks here. But this is still a good album/EP which really deserve some attention. I hope the band can follow up this debut with some more material.