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Conjurer - Mire

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The Mire Sound
Of Flesh Weaker than Ash

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: February 23rd, 2018
Label: Holy Roar Records
Categories: Post-Metal, Sludge

MetalBite Review by Adam M on 8/1/2018 3:12:20 PM

Conjurer performs a very different take on the sludge genre with their new album Mire.† There is the Neurosis post-metal aspect to the band, that offers a bleak view of the surroundings, but there is a different edge to the band that pushes them in a number of different directions.† The band throws in variety at many points on the release and it makes things twist and turn in interesting new directions.† The band is heavy and sludgy at many points of the release, but the added diversity makes their sound more complex and appealing.† The speed of the band is mid paced, but there are slower and faster sections.†

The riffs are fresh and exciting and bring another dimension to the post-metal genre.†† The grimy feel of the album is maintained for large portions of the disc, but the band does slow things down for more atmospheric sections nicely.† The amount of variation is what keeps this album constantly interesting, but for those looking to just get pummeled by huge riffs there are a number of those too.† The extra ingredient atop the usual Neurosis style of performance means the band is able to reach an even wider audience and stretch things out even further.† The track Hollow offers a nice choice for the standout track as it has slower and faster sections and a ton of variety.† This band has made its way into the higher portions of my favourite albums of the year and itís not hard to see why.† They bring that classic sludge to the table, but vary things up so much that they create and interesting concotion for all to witness.†

This is the best post-metal album released so far in 2018 besides Agrimoniaís Awaken and it will be tough for others of the genre to match it over the rest of the year. This is excellent stuff. †

Rating: 7.9 out of 10