HEMELBESTORMER - Collide & Merge 2LP
This is a colossal album, in duration, scope, ambition, and breadth. Hemelbestormer’s brand of post-metal is evocative and detailed, and it is great to hear once more. It’s largely instrumental; note the word largely, as this time you can hear a haunting male voice on Quasar, and soft female clean singing on the title track.
Hemelbestormer craft music from atmosphere and feeling. The band have an easy mastery of the post-metal build/release mechanic, but also specialise is drawn-out soundscapes that use sustained atmospheric structures very well. Collide & Merge is well-rounded and expressive; it is an album that’s easy to put on and lose yourself in.
- gatefold jacket, flooded black inside
- black poly-lined innersleeves
- Din A2 poster, two sided
- insert with d/l code for bandcamp
- plastic protection sleeve
- 180g amber colored vinyl
Ván Records 2021