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on May 30, 2016, 12:00am
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Eight Bells03. Eight Bells – Landless

Origin: Portland, OR

The Gist: Billy Anderson produced the PDX post-metal trio’s sophomore record. An all-female ensemble, Eight Bells employ haunting three-piece harmonies and elements of prog, doom, and choral music.

Why It Rules: It sounds amazing, per all of Anderson’s works, lathered in just the right amount of reverb and analog warmth. The songwriting builds on the Rush-like symphonies of their first record, with Anderson’s production bringing out the captivating atmosphere of the band’s arrangements. The opening notes of “Hating” take you, evoking a sense of deep yearning, and the rest of the record never lets go. Fans of Pallbearer and YOB, pay heed. –Jon Hadusek


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