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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

APORIA

BandAPORIA
GenresPunk / Post-Rock / Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal / Emo / Screamo / Ambient
Related artists?.
CountryTczew POLAND
Years Active2006-present
Song: "Nie Odda"
Album: "Oddychaj"
Year: 2014
Label(s): Self Released / No Parasan Records / Last Records / DIY Kolo / Extinction Records / Pasażer / They Live! Records
This post's artist is from the April 2015 Mix. This is track #1.
You can download: the June Mix#6 right here or get the new July 2015 Mix#7 here.
For fans ofGantz, Amanda Woodward, Aussitot Mort, Milanku, Black Love, Envy, Light Bearer, Sed Non Satiata, Pastel, Nous Étions, RosettaIra and Locktender.

Massive, meandering and dreamy post-hardcore/post-metal from Poland. APORIA is a band I only know about because they requested to be reviewed, and as per usual with a good band submission I was quite surprised at how good this really is. Imagine Black Love, Gantz and Milanku prancing through a post-apocalyptic field of radioactive darkness. Or picture Pastel making out with Amanda Woodward. You could even mix Nous Étions, Envy and Aussitot Mort and you'd be pretty close. Damn, sometimes they even border on Ira's sound. Okay, enough comparisons. The band's early work is decent but doesn't really grab me with the serene melodies and sharp as shit hooks that the mid to later stuff boasts.

APORIA play atmospheric post-hardcore, post-metal and post-rock with a touch of screamo and quite a bit of spoken word. The first split with Dobry Dzien was released back in 2006 and is decent but doesn't hold its own when judged alongside everything that came afterwards, but that's okay! The band's progression to 2009's 'Gdzies Pomiedzy' is remarkable as they truly trimmed off all the fat that surrounded the earlier stuff. Tracks such as "Moja Perspektywa" have ridiculous ambient, dreamy parts that lead into the heavier, more indiscreet sections. "Èkrotka piosenka o...", "Wszystko Jest Takie Proste" and "Ta Jesien" follow the same improvements and are excellent songs that every reader should check out regardless of preconceived notions I may have created with the review.

APORIA sent me their new album 'Oddychaj' which was what first introduced me to the band. "Nie Odda" is strongly reminiscent of Black Love's opening song "Corps Étranger" on their recently released LP as both tracks feature building, atmospheric hardcore with seamless transitions to post-metal and screamo. This song picks the fuck up at 1:10 with the bass ringing out lone riffs until 1:28 when everything else comes crashing back in and is hella Envy. Absolutely stunning song that, unfortunately, isn't matched again in the following 8 tracks. That being said, the songs are good and interesting. The final track on 'Oddychaj' is also worth noting as it the post-hardcore lullaby "Krzyczeć tak" weaves a dream up until the one minute mark when things get a little heavier and at 1:25 the catchy, sprawling riffs join up and make this a killer song. A very strong album supported on either side by a great opener and closer.

I'm excited to see what their new stuff sounds like. Well done!

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DISCOGRAPHY

2006 - Dobry Dzien split cdEP (stream/donate/download here)

2009 - Gdzies Pomiedzy cdLP (stream/donate/download here and the bonus tracks here)

2014 - Oddychaj cd/12"LP (stream/buy here)

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(2014) APORIA - "Nie Odda" (from 'Oddychaj')

(2014) APORIA - "Krzyczeć tak" (from 'Oddychaj')

(2009) APORIA - "Moja Perspektywa" (from 'Gdzies Pomiedzy')

(2009) APORIA - "Wszystko Jest Takie Proste" (from 'Gdzies Pomiedzy')

(2006) APORIA - "Ile Możesz Czekać" (from 'Dobry Dzien' split)

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APORIA additional links
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2 comments:

  1. New APORIA interview and tour report - http://www.idioteq.com/aporia-russian-tour-wrap-interview/

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