Astronoid

Astronoid - Astronoid
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 48 ratings
Liked by 1 person
February 1, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Blood Music / Label
Post-Metal / Genres
Tags
Sign In to rate and review
Toasterqueen12
20
The cover looks like it belongs to a book about trading stocks and the songs sound like it too!

The whole package is boring!
jordymusic
70
Too samey? Definitely. Astronoid create some very nice soundscapes here though. The vocals are sublime and remind me a lot of the ethereal tones of Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie. It's a strange contrast of triumphant sadness. The vocal range is lacking a lot though unfortunately and is probably the biggest criticism I have of this. Still, I'm enjoying it.
Doofy
NR
God this sounds wet
DCCXX
50
Astronoid's self-titled sophomore effort pares back the heaviness of their first album Air, which really holds this album back for me. The band is trying too hard to be too many things. One one hand the metal influence of blackgaze sometimes pokes through, but the band simultaneously clumsily applies a shoegaze-y film over these tracks, sounding like a strange mutant combination of Deafheaven and Nothing, while never quite pulling off either.

Favourite Tracks:

A New Color
Lost
I Wish I ... read more
Silver
60
It's djenty, it's shoegazey, it's... a bit bland?

Despite the uplifting nature and dreamy atmosphere of this album, it turns out that the music ends up being uninteresting and it feels as though it drags throughout your listening experience.
Purchasing Astronoid from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Contributions By
patton, anztec, alicore
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.
Advertisement

Year End Lists

#48/Metal Hammer

Track List

  1. A New Color
  2. I Dream in Lines
  3. Lost
  4. Fault
  5. Breathe
  6. Water
  7. I Wish I Was There While the Sun Set
  8. Beyond the Scope
  9. Ideal World
Sign in to comment
1y
Advertisement


Added on: January 3, 2019