Saar – Sol (2016)


Hailing from France, today we have Post-Rock newcomers Saar and their solid full-length release “Sol”. Featuring seven tracks and around 45 minutes of music, the band manages to capture the listeners attention with their polished songwriting skills and brilliant execution. Highly recommended for fans of bands like God is an Astronaut, Tides of Nebula, Ef and related.

Opening with the moody “Rise”, the band sets slowly progressing tone with this lush and emotional track. Things get a bit more intense with the minimalistic percussions of “Lux” and its subtle guitar work; we particularly love these kinds of songs that set you in trance. The intensity picks up on “On My Skin”, a track that shows a heavier and darker side of the band thanks to the powerful guitars and well-defined bass guitar line.

As “Mindness” continues with the flow of the album, the band changes pace with the heavy almost Post-Metal/Doomy riffs of the album title track. This sudden change allows the band to reset and go back to their more atmospheric songs like “Dust”. Closing with the 12-minute brilliant “Vivat In Æternam” the band comes full circle while delivering waves of powerful riffs and solid percussions that fully immerse the listener into the band’s aural world.

Overall, “Sol” is a pretty solid Post-Rock release that has a slighter than average heavier side to things. The band expertly crafts intricate songs that nicely evolve and change tempos, keeping the listener very entertained and fully immersed. If you are a Post-Rock fan and are looking for newer bands to discover, be sure to check out Saar.

Band: Saar Album: Sol

Label: Self-Released

Release: September 30th, 2016

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Genre: Post-Rock

Country: France

Rating: 92/100

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