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Sgàile - Traverse The Bealach

8.1 | 99 votes |
Release date: 19 January 2024
Style: Post-metal


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Do you ever get that feeling of just packing your bag and setting off on a long hike, abandoning everything in reality behind you? Well, Sgàile could well be the escape you're looking for.

published 21.01.2024 | Comments (2)

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19.01.2024 - 11:22
Rating: 8
This is a great follow up to Ideals & Morality and it's hard to believe that this is a one man band. Tony Dunn's vocals reminds me of Lars Nedland and the album feels like a softer version of White Void's Anti, which is one of my favourite albums of recent years. This is definitely an album I'll be spinning a lot.
Bow to the King Hercules!
19.01.2024 - 15:54
Rating: 8

Wow, I didn’t expect this. Best release I’ve heard coming out this month for sure. What a wonderful surprise! I can definetaly here some Devin Townsend inspiration. The production is great and the songwriting is on point!

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19.01.2024 - 19:09
Rating: 8
Archie 666

Jesus on a bike this guy can sing.
20.01.2024 - 08:00
Rating: 8
A Nice Guy
Great post-metal with a touch of Scottish folk, that's masterfully produced and performed to the highest standard, his vocals are indeed excellent, and so too is his songwriting capabilities, it seems ideally made for listening and reflecting to on long distance hikes, which I understand is something musician himself likes to do himself often. I can certainly see this being one of this months highlights, if not a stand-out release for post-metal by the end of the year, so I must say hat's off to the him, this is such a remarkable achievement for just one guy.
21.01.2024 - 02:15
Theory Snob
Written by ChrisWinther94 on 19.01.2024 at 15:54

Devin Townsend inspiration

*Checks it out*
"I am too stupid to be human, and I lack common sense." - Proverbs 30:2
"Music? Well, it's just entertainment, folks!" - Devin Townsend

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21.01.2024 - 12:38
Rating: 8

This is like a prog metal version of Saor. Very nice, I have to get used to the vocals however. The instrumental parts are downright excellent.
22.01.2024 - 22:53
Rating: 9

Written by MeatWolf on 21.01.2024 at 12:38

This is like a prog metal version of Saor. Very nice, I have to get used to the vocals however. The instrumental parts are downright excellent.

Funny you said that because Saor was also the band in mind when trying to pinpoint his sound here but they really don’t have a lot in common except that both feel like I should be hiking in the Scottish highlands when I listen to them
23.01.2024 - 00:09
Rating: 9

So far, the album that has caught me the most this year.
23.01.2024 - 12:09
Rating: 8

Yeah this is great - tbh it didn't sound as post-metal to me as I expected (but it has its fair share of moments for sure), very folky above anything else, but it's a nice Saor-adjacent sound
25.01.2024 - 17:35
Rating: 9

Very nice album indeed. Full of surprises and beautiful moments. Huge respect for making such a great metal album on his own
01.02.2024 - 07:54
Rating: 7
Aries Rising

Not a fan of the vocals but the music is solid.
02.02.2024 - 07:56

I heard that mile lamb was involved here, so i checked it
24.02.2024 - 12:15
Rating: 9

I somehow have a feeling that the vocals won't suit any other genres as well as it suit here. Here it fits hands in gloves with the instrumentation. Some of the best of the year definitely.
Leeches everywhere.

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