Growing – The Sky’s Run Into The Sea

Mesmerising chamber-metal ambience

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In recent years, a number of groups have attempted to explore the immersive, ambient properties of heavy metal. Godflesh and Scorn discovered parallels between metal and dub, while Earth forged a warped psychedelic ambience out of feedback and amp abuse. Olympia, Washington’s Growing are another band thundering on the fringes of this experimental tradition. Songs begin as isolationist drift before bursting into riffs so heavy they’re practically static. These slowly unfolding harmonic drones may often recall the scorched-earth Neil Young of Arc-Weld and Dead Man, but Growing are charting a wide-open Americana entirely their own.


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