Band: SWAN OF TUONELAGenres: Noise Rock / Atmospheric/Ambient Rock / Grind / Emo-Violence / Post-Hardcore /
Related artists: Caust and Kilgore Trout.
Country: Richmond, USA
Years Active: 2012-present
Song: "The Dissonance Of A Shattering Mirror"
Album: "Kaoru Nagisa split"
Label(s): VG Night / Elicksir Tapes / This Old Railroad / Quiet Year Records!
This post's artist is from the March 2014 Mix. This is track #4.
You can download the March 2014 Mix#2 right here.
For fans of: Funeral Diner, Angel Eyes, Rats Into Robots, MNWA, Envy, Totem Skin,
Dispensing Of False Halos, Neil Perry, Yusuke, Textbook Traitors, Dolcim,
City Of Caterpillar, Welcome The Plague Year, Milanku, Van Johnson,
(old-mid) Back When, La Mantra De Fhiqria, Mesa Verde, Loma Prieta,
Youth Funeral, Caust, (Lone) Wolf And Cub, June Paik, and
Jeromes Dream aka PROPER Screamo.
I first heard SWAN OF TUONELA in late 2013. I shit my pants when I heard them for the first time. The band plays a stunning and engaging mix of screamy post-hardcore and post-rock with ambient/atmospheric passages that will have your head exploding/swaying in no time. The band has a dark, ominous and creeping sound that is simultaneously epic and haunting. Think of the soft parts of City Of Caterpillar, Angel Eyes and Totem Skin and combine that with the downright chaos of Neil Perry, Mesa Verde, United Nations, Loma Prieta and the almighty Back When. The screaming varies between crazy high pitched shrieking and lower gutteral stuff, but primarily the listener gets an ear-full of Jeromes Dream and Van Johnson-styled vocals. I've also got to point out the shattering bass at the beginning of "Spira", I love that massive stuff. If these guys record a full length I'm going to lose my mind.
2013 - Swan Of Tuonela cassetteEP (download/donate here)
2013 - War Crimes Split cassetteEP (download/donate here)
2013 - Kaoru Nagisa Split cassetteEP (download/donate here)
(2013) SWAN OF TUONELA - "The Dissonance Of A Shattering Mirror" (from 'Kaoru Nagisa' split)
(2013) SWAN OF TUONELA - "Spira" (from 'War Crimes' split)
(2013) SWAN OF TUONELA - "Inanimate/Tolerance" (from 'Swan Of Tuonela')
SWAN OF TUONELA additional links