TALANAS – “Asylum”

TalanAsylumEven with a genre as narrow as Progressive Death Metal, bands taking a step back and releasing an altogether more sedate collection of tracks is by no means unique.  For example Opeth very successfully chanced their arm with “Damnation” and more recently Spires laid their souls bare with the incredible “Lucid Abstractions” EP, but this takes a different path still. Stripping back the electrics, distortion, extremity of vocal and drum, the aforementioned examples released works of beauty. Talanas did not… Continue reading

TALANAS – “The Waspkeeper”

TalanasTalanas‘ “The Waspkeeper” is quite simply, Album Of The Year [2011]. Last year’s debut EP and the name-dropping of My Dying Bride, Porcupine Tree and Akercocke hinted at what may come and whetted my appetite, but I was not prepared for this. Continue reading