Thursday 8 December 2016


GenresPunk / Post-Rock / Post-Hardcore / Emo / Emotive Hardcore / Screamo / Ambient
Related artistsDevil Sold His Soul, Crydebris, Chariots Of Symmetry, Thaed, Viatrophy, Tek-One, Hospitals, Perry Bryan and Ancients.
CountryEssex, England UK
Years Active2007-2010
Song: "Memory"
Album: "An Age Among Them"
Year: 2010
For fans ofViva Belgrado, La Parade, We Never Learned To Live, Devil Sold His Soul, Envy, Milanku, Mono, Young Mountain, Mogwai, EvylockVi Som Älskade Varandra Så Mycket, Mesa Verde, Dominic, Suffocte For Fuck Sake, Old Soul, Beloved, Amanda Woodward, Sed Non Satiata, The Solexine Chaper, Captain, Your Ship Is Sinking, Black Heart Rebellion, Les Deux Minutes De La Haines and Godspeed, You! Black Emperor aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Eyesofsound
This post's artist is from the November 2016 Mix. This is track #10.
You can download: the December 2016 Mix#12 right here or get the new January 2017 Mix#1 here.

epic, driving, massive sprawling soundscapes littered with beautiful little towns surrounded by a mysterious and seething, evil forest. Much like Viva Belgrado, Young Mountain and We Never Learned To Live, RINOA is able to find an absolutely perfect balance of powerful and tranquil post-rock, post-hardcore and screamo. The serene post-rock is dripping with the sweat of atmospheric instrumental bands like Mogwai and Godspeed, You! Black Emperor although much more straightforward and direct, showcased by the song "This Land Will Hold Their Wings". "Sol Winds" is a nice halfway point between the the soft and heavy while "Fires in the Distant North" sees the tipping point that sends the band down some angrier and darker paths (albeit that middle section), with both of the aforementioned songs clocking in at nearly 7-9 minutes in length. "Memory" is the fucking jam. This shorter (as in less than five minutes...4:59 to be exact, hahaha) track builds on its post-hardcore self like waves on the shore until 3:34 when the entire album topples under the accumulated weight of heavy elements, and it's fucking beautiful, that destruction.

Preceding the phenomenal LP I've just referenced, RINOA dropped an initial demo cd titled 'Rinoa' and it's a good introduction to the band much more than a decent debut. The four songs close with the heaviest track the band ever recorded, called "Atlantis", that is 5:02 of awesomeness. After the demo and before 'An Age Among Them' RINOA released a split 12" with the band Bossk, named after the Star Wars bounty hunter. These two tracks include the demo version of "Fires in the Distant North"as well as the exclusive "Eyes Open" which is a fucking banger and not unlike my favourite songs from the other two releases, "Atlantis" and "Memory".

So yeah, if you haven't heard of nor heard this band I would highly recommend checking them out, especially considering all of the attention (and rightly so) that Viva Belgrado is getting, because RINOA seriously sounds like those Spaniards...just five years earlier. I have a download available but only of the final LP, as I have a few friends working on getting me the 2008 and 2009 releases so we can all bask in the hypnotic and crushing entity that was RINOA.


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2008 - Rinoa cdEP

2009- Bossk split 12"EP

2010 - An Age Among Them cdLP (download here)

(2010) RINOA - "Memory" (from 'An Age Amont Them')

(2010) RINOA - "Sol Winds" (from 'An Age Amont Them') official music video

(2010) RINOA - "Fires in the Distant North" (from 'An Age Amont Them')

(2009) RINOA - "Eyes Closed" (from 'Bossk' split)

(2008) RINOA - "Antlantis" (from 'Rinoa')

(2008) RINOA - "Above the Oceans" (from 'Rinoa')


RINOA out of print mp3 'An Age Among Them' download / additional links

(download here)




    Can't find the split yet though...