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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Downfall of Gaia - Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes (2012)

Artist: Downfall of Gaia
Album: Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes
Country: Germany
Release Date: October 9th, 2012
Genre: Atmospheric black metal/crust punk/post-metal

Easily one of the best albums of 2012 in my book, this album only came into my radar a few weeks back but since then it's elevated itself to my top 5 of the year. It's like someone took the best parts of atmospheric black metal, crust punk, and post-metal, eliminating all of the fluff and filler that plagues post-metal and atmospheric black metal especially, and smashed the three together to create this simultaneously epic, punishing, and beautiful record. Think a crossbreed of Altar of Plagues, Full of Hell, and Fall of Efrafa.

Tracklist, sample song, and link can be found after the jump. 

 In the Rivers Bleak

1. [Vulnus] (5:12)
2. Drowning by Wing Beats (8:08)
3. In the Rivers Bleak (8:07)
4. I Fade Away (10:05)
5. Beneath the Crown of Cranes (10:42)
6. Giving Their Heir to the Masses (9:35)
7. [Asphyxia] (5:47)

Duration - 57:36

get it

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