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DOWNFALL OF GAIA
SUFFOCATING IN THE SWAMP
METAL BLADE

Providing a plethora of post-metal atmosphere, Downfall of Gaia presents a lengthy seven-track sojourn SUF-FOCATING IN THE SWAMP. Borrowing heavily from Isis and Neurosis in both overall sound and shifting structure, this troupe thrives at building layers of hypnotic riffs before throwing their black metal-inspired modern hardcore throttle into overdrive (“Drowning By Wing Beats”). While the squad’s transitions from bliss to devastation aren’t always smooth, the unit’s execution of the more delicate and fragile material throughout is exquisitely handled (“{Asphyxia}”), helping to maintain a sense of dastardly dynamics with a dramatic aura within each tense guitar build or ethereal keyboard interlude (“Beneath the Crown of Cranes”).-MikeSOS
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- Mike SOS