Even a casual fan should credit Bastions for the path they have taken over the last 18 months or so. Releasing two thematically linked eps (that can be housed together in the packaging accompanying this release) – this is a band allowing themselves expression both musically and artistically without limitation.
A bold claim perhaps – but one based upon logical, modern thought. Freed from the pressure of delivering an album, Bastions have dredged everything from slo-mo scando-core to almost Cursed-esque piques of auditory violence. The concept has also allowed the band to live and breathe a story and concept in a way that a single snapshot of time (aka ‘an album’) would not allow. Clever, without being smug.
Completing the Bedfellows concept has now left Bastions at a tantalizing, fascinating crossroads, whilst having spent the last year delivering drips of exciting, visceral, diverse post-hardcore. There is no easy way to sum up Bastions, other than to simply call them one of the most consistently exciting heavy bands we have.
Title: Bedfellows Part 2: The Forgotten Daughter
Label: Holy Roar Records
- Empty Vessel
- Foreign Bodies
- Mother’s Ruin
- The Water Tower
For fans of: Converge, Touche Amore, Rise and Fall, Cult of Luna, Young Widows, Narrows, Burning Love, Doomriders, Coliseum
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15th Dec ’15 – Sanctuary Bar, Basingstoke
25th Jan ’14 – “Ouch My Generator” w/ Maths, Pariso, Yards
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