Crank this to 9.4 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Post metal
Sounds Like:
ISIS, The Ocean, Jakob
Thursday, April 11, 2019
The trio hailing from the depths of Latvia, EYRTH have put together a rich and atmospheric debut. Crisp like a brittle cold winter the band pairs exceptional clean production with an expansive and introspective sound. Fracture is filled with patient build-ups and very calming fretwork courtesy of an extremely talented Andreyev. Subtle feedback but pinpoint precision dominate the album. Vikliyk’s vocals are abrasive but set back very nicely as a backdrop throughout the majestic journey. We hear strong influences from the band the Ocean.

Track Listing:
1. Intro (1:43)
2. Cold Front (3:50)
3. Burden (4:36)
4. U-234 (4:20)
5. Meadows (5:24)
6. Fathom (4:42)
7. Fracture (5:04)
8. Snowbound (8:30)
9. Outro (5:07)

Standout Track:
Fathom is a fucking brilliant track where the mighty opening morphs into vividly into solemn Tool-esque riffage. Such a powerful landscape the Latvians paint as we hit the summit on "Fathom’".

Adult Beverage Pairing:
We recommend Latvia’s own, Labietis Lentenu Kāvējs from Alus Darbnica Labietis A dark and full bodied beer coming in at 7.2 ABV with distinct roasted malt taste and flavor. Heavily hopped and dry-hopped with Galaxy and Jade hops for an extremely intense overall experience.

Captivation and Variety
8.9 out of 11

Weight of the Heavy
9.7 out of 11

Vocal Prowess
8.7 out of 11

Fretwork Prowess
9.5 out of 11

Percussion Prowess
8.9 out of 11

Overall Album Flow
9.3 out of 11

9.3 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
9.0 out of 11

Production Value
9.0 out of 11

Band Members:
Alexander Vikliyk - vocals
Andrey Kiver - drum programming, sound fx
Alexander Andreyev - guitars, bass, ambient, sound fx

Final Thoughts:
If you are looking for an album that will thrust you into a winter chasm give the trio a rotation. We found ourselves absorbed with the rich fretwork that Andreyev delivers. For a debut album Fracture is well thought with impeccable timing and patience. The calming effects and melancholy effects will command your attention. To our surprise, this one is on as a Name Your Price on BandCamp, so give it a gander and throw some bucks their way. An Editors Pick well deserving of a reach into your wallet.

Follow EYRTH: Bandcamp / Facebook
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