Atlases are a band from Finland that plays a very melancholic form of post metal and this is a review of their 2017 ep "Penumbra" which was released by Pest Records.
Dark yet melodic riffing starts off the ep which also takes the music into a heavier direction while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with the vocals being a mixture of growls and screams and the music also incorporates elements of atmospheric doom metal.
Clean playing and synths ca also be heard at times along with a great amount of post metal elements while some of the tracks also add in a touch of black metal and some of the songs also bring in melodic vocals along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and as the ep progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars can be heard as well as one of the tracks being an instrumental.
Atlases plays a style of post metal that is very melancholic and also adds in touches of black and doom metal to create a sound of t heir own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover melancholic themes.
In my opinion Atlases are a very great sounding melancholic post metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Passage Through Nebula" and "Medusa". 8 out of 10.