Khoma: All erodes
19/10/12 || jaimeviejo
I wouldn’t go so far as to label this album as metal, and I don’t think it is a good idea to name Cult Of Luna anymore when trying to define the sound of the band; the comparison can scare some listeners and this is a completely different affair, more approachable and less heavy. “All Erodes” continues in the same vein as their last album, “A Final Storm”, but with a more watered down wall of sound when it comes to guitar distortion; Khoma is more like an indie rock band with some post rock influences in their song structures rather than a metal band with indie influences. There is a little bit of Deftones, especially in the second song, and in some of the choruses. I read on their label website, that this album is a collection of unreleased songs written between 2002 and 2012, and it kind of feels like that. The songs have the same style but there is not enough cohesion to make them be part of an album. I can see myself digging this, as I did with their second album, The Second Wave, but not on a daily basis, only in certain occasions like when I’m reading, doing laundry etc…There is quality here but it didn’t really touch my heart.
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