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A Glorified Piece Of Blue Sky - Claudia Ehrhardt - 7 stars


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A Glorified Piece Of Blue Sky

A Glorified Piece Of Blue Sky
(Candlelight Records - 2009)


The Atlas Moth started in April 2007 in the windy city. After a 5-track EP called Pray For Tides they toured a lot in the US. Now they present their Candlelight debut A Glorified Piece Of Blue Sky. They kick off with A Night In Venus' Arms, with strange noises... Finally, after 2 minutes a guitar speaks up and slowly the song develops. Ambient sounds, then heavy riffs and vocals which vary from desperate shout to scolding screams. With a heavy groove they open up the title track A Glorified Piece Of Blue Sky, again very atmospheric, but wild and aggressive compared to the opener. Later more epic - before the groove and heavy riffs return. A sonic journey which shows the different shades of these sludge rockers. The songs are well-crafted, but quite alike. The Atlas Moth can't surprise you. The album could be one giant track split into 8 chapters... Not necessarily a bad thing, it just depends on what are you looking for. At Jump Room To Orion there is a part which almost sound like Pink Floyd, just way heavier... But before the melody can sneak into your brain they switch back to their heavy groove and aggressive screams.
The Atlas Moth is taking you on a trip through ambient sludge metal spiced up with spheric sounds. Interesting for fans of this genre and metal heads who like to listen to Neurosis, Isis or Cult Of Luna occasionally. Fans of bands like Kingdom Of Sorrow should check it out first! Listen to the title track and / or Our Sun, Our Saviour to find out what The Atlas Moth is all about.


7 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt
 

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