Endless Floods - II (2017)

13 December, 2016

Endless Floods - II Album Cover

I know December is supposed to be all about lights and happy times, but here's a band that is almost exactly the opposite. So this is the kind of thing you might like to hear on a foggy winter's day.

There are three of them, they call themselves Endless Floods and they've recorded an awesomely bleak and hard-hitting drone doom sophomore album which is sure to make waves everywhere when released on January 6. But until then you can listen to the record on their Bandcmp and on Cvlt Nation.

I discovered Endless Floods shortly after their debut album was released, but never really got into them. The sound on II is heavy, highly atmospheric, deeply dark and...really "pure", it's like these guys are playing a live jam session right in front of you. Either you love it or you hate it, and I'm starting to love it nowadays. These guys create an incredibly detailed wall of sound filled with sludge, doom, drone, ambient, noise and even some shoegaze-like elements. Mesmerizingly slow chord progressions and huge sounds create a compelling sonic landscape. But it may often surprise you with very pretty, relaxing melodies, which is a breath of fresh air after all the crushing heaviness.

Overall, this album is pretty amazing and Endless Floods is now probably one of the most unique and heavy French bands out there. This music is not for everybody, but give it a listen....it could become one of your favourite albums. Very highly recommended!

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