Category: Progressive Hardcore

*shels – Plains of the Purple Buffalo

Album covers or titles have a way to draw attention. Such was the case with Plains of the Purple Buffalo by British band *shels, who are formed by members of various underground post-hardcore bands. Plains of the Purple Buffalo sounds like a post-hardcore band trying to play post-rock and it definitely succeeds. The album opens with Journey to the Plains, which builds slowly in post-rock-like fashion before it gets a little heavier and distant post-hardcore-style screams are heard in the background. Plains of the Purple Buffalo – Part 1 takes a more ambient post-rock route with subtle guitar before Plains of the Purple Buffalo – Part 2 introduces some metal with clean, high-pitched, (more…)

Elders – Riverbeds (EP)

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Elders is a group of guys from the Twin Cities that play some progressive hardcore/ambient tunes. Riverbeds is the 2nd EP by them, and is where I got my start listening to them, as I had found them online somehow and ordered the EP vinyl. (more…)

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