Sunday, November 25, 2012

Flourishing - Intersubjectivity

While I couldn't get my head around Flourishing's debut full length, The Sum of Fossils, I've become quite a fan of their latest release Intersubjectivity. Nestled somewhere in between their signature uncomfortable shamble and a newer, more inviting territory, Flourishing have finally bridged the gap between dissonance and warmth. The warm and robust production does wonders, especially for the hallow sounding drums and the guitars when they get all wonky. That section midway through the title track is so great and mysterious sounding and that's where they're supreme.

Hard to pinpoint, but I'd say they fall in the realm of death metal- in the most abstract kind of ways.
Immediate comparisons would be newer Deathspell Omega and Ulcerate as they've managed to create paradoxically inviting yet dissonant music in a similar way yet at a much slower pace. Saying Portal, Gorguts or even Abyssal sound similar wouldn't be a far stretch but not enough credit to the band as they're really pushing the envelope.

Check out on the bandcamp for their label, The Pass Less Traveled.


Jake Northey said...

cheers for the post. I just listened to The Sum of Fossils the other day for the first time in ages, so this is a timely post.
The label's bandcamp looks great as well.

Perpetual Strife said...

Good to hear. I actually wasn't a fan of Sum of Fossils, but I've revisited it and am beginning to enjoy it now.

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