GRAILS - DOOMSDAYER'S HOLIDAY (2008)
This album is in the running for best of the year. Very dark and richly layered. A great mix of styles from modern post-rock, fusion styles and middle eastern music. With this release Grails continues to carve out their own individual sound, showing us all that they are a serious force to be reckoned with. This also gives fans a breath of fresh air when it comes to the usual post-rock we have become so used to listening to. Although the music has a dark and minor tone to it throughout, Grails always has a way of filling the listener with constructive and encouraging mentalities.
GRAILS - THE BURDEN OF HOPE (2006)
This album has a brighter sound and feel to it than the others. I noticed more ambiance and spacing in between riffs in these songs. Not as much as a densely layered mix as Doomsdayers or Take Refuge... but still has a nice full sound to it. More brightly written riffs, with a worldy vibe to them.