A reflective quality flows through the whole of Hunters Chorus’ gorgeous “Old Growler”. Expanding seemingly into the infinite the spacious pieces have a symphonic air to them. Stylistically, Hunters Chorus draws from folk, indie rock, post rock, with a great delicacy to it. The moodiness of the album comes from how beautifully it all flows through into a singular unified whole. Like a grand journey, the scope constantly changes as the emotional heft of the work comes from the highly nimble, thoughtful guitar work that emerges over the course of the entire work.“Sugarloaf” introduces the album on a gentle note, featuring some rather tactile guitar work. This temperament is blown up on “Born to Hang” where the whole of the piece has a confrontational, highly aggressive take to it. Impressive chops are shown off, from the unhinged guitar to the cacophonous drums. Infinitely creative “Starcrosser” refuses to slow down while its blisteringly chaotic attitude feels so raw and gritty. On “A Painted Door” Hunters Chorus goes for something far, far quieter featuring lovely lilting acoustic guitar. Slow and heavy “Wish” delves into a strong feeling of yearning. By far the highlight of the album “Earth Lift” opts for a pastoral sensibility, featuring a beautiful buildup that truly shows off their admirable patience. Effortlessly concluding the album, the intimate “Trampled Under Paw” feels positively sunlit.With “Old Growler” Hunters Chorus creates a thoughtful work, one whose fragile melodies linger in the mind long after it has ended.
HUNTERS CHORUS - OLD GROWLER
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