A truly stunning example of post-metal. Borrowing from, but in no way just mimicking the Neur-Isis tropes. Great guitar melodies, fantastic vocals and a solid production. This is a great listen.
Favorite track: Counting Fives.
Art of Propaganda is proud to present Allochiria's highly anticipated 2nd album, Throes. Allochiria is a post-sludge band from Athens, Greece. They were formed in 2008, and released a self-titled EP in 2010. In January 2014, they released their first full-length album, Omonoia.
But on December 2016, Allochiria joined forces with Art of Propaganda for the release of the band’s second album, Throes. Having shared the stage with Deafheaven, Year of No Light, Altar of Plagues, and many more, as well as undertaking their first European tour in March 2015, Allochiria's live experience becomes readily apparent across the vast expanses of Throes. Although their music has often been likened to Neurosis, ISIS, Amenra, and Cult of Luna, Allochiria assert their own identity in the post-sludge realm with their deep exploration of very human themes. With Throes, its theme explores man as a social being, the corruption that defines him in modern societies, his vain struggles, painful routine, and the effect this has in the world around him.
In that regard, Throes retains the same concept as Omonoia, which has man in its main area of interest. But this time, Allochiria's pursuit of that concept is angrier and more direct, making for an even more intense listen. Speaking directly to mankind, Throes expresses anger, pain, and agony in a higher degree; living beings are being killed, drowned, destroyed, and left helpless, and the rest either cause this or witness it. We mourn a little bit, and then go on with our lives - we are hopeless and weak. This is Throes, and Allochiria are guiding its maelstrom.
released March 17, 2017
All music and lyrics by Allochiria.
Drums and bass recorded at Illusion Studios, Athens, GR.
Guitars and vocals recorded at Universe Studios, Athens, GR.
Mixed at Universe Studios, Athens, GR.
Mastered at Sweetspot Studios, Athens, GR.
Artwork and Layout by Ultragrim Dis-sign, ultragrim.tumblr.com
One of the best albums of any genre. The drumming is better than we have come to expect from black metal bands. The songs are both well thought-out and layed out, and it's near impossible to pick a favourite track. An1ta