Album Review: Spook The Horses - Brighter

Album Review: Spook The Horses - Brighter

Friday 13th January, 2012 11:01AM

Post-rock, post-metal, metal-gaze; whatever you want to call it this style of (largely) instrumental spacey heaviness has a strong foothold in the music of New Zealand. Every major city and region has their instrumental rock champions. Wellington now has a new flag-bearer to be counted in this esteemed list. They are Spook The Horses, a hard-hitting quintet who specialise in the sort of other-worldy filth that can appease both the black-clad metal head and the chin-stroking music buff alike. They have just released their long-awaited debut album, Brighter, and it is a sprawling artefact indeed. The spacious nature of the music speaks of the vast expanses of wild land that our country holds dear. It is echoed in the fields, the mountains, the lakes, and in the desert road itself. There is an underlying sense of isolation in their music and the perverse madness that comes with it.

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