Sunday, June 22, 2014

Respire - 2014 - Demonstration

Respire is a six piece post-rock band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Demonstration is their debut EP. Members have also played in bands like Foxmoulder, Delo Truda, Tell-Tale Hearts, Quone and Araby. Respire play an experimental blackened brand of screamo influenced post-rock. Some songs stretch out forever with a spoken word low in the mix while others are crushingly heavy and explode with cathartic rage while still others conjure a haunting, almost shrieking melody overtop of a self destructing heavy riff. These songs twist and explore new avenues just as quickly as the trumpet player can start to blow. If you're looking for some experimental post-rock, Respire's Demonstration will serve well.