Ambient Metals

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It's not very often that a release like this (numerous guitars, no vocals, highly repetitive) keeps one's attention, but Ambient Metals stands out as an exception to that rule. It's deftly played, swelling at just the right moments, coming off like a soundtrack that keeps the listener focused. Its sound is similar to that of other D.C. bands, but is set free from the restraints of vocals, setting a mood that is full of expectation and intensity. There are no moments where the group is trying to "out-art" anyone or prove something, or be something they're not. A great guitar record without all the posturing. Essentially, it's bullsh*t-free.

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