Rest – I Hold The Wolf

Rest will release their second LP I Hold The Wolf on Out On A Limb on February 1st, but you can have a listen to Descent With Modification right now.

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The follow up to their 2004 debut Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame, I Hold The Wolf has been 6 years in the making and, so far, sounds like it’s been worth the wait.

Cork’s instrumental prog-rockers Rest are back with a new LP, I Hold The Wolf, their first since 2004’s debut album Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame.

Comprising eight songs and 56 minutes of music, I Hold The Wolf has been six years in the making. The album, which will be available in both digital form as well as double heavyweight vinyl, was recorded at Data Studios, Kerry, mastered by James Plotkin, and will be released on the band’s long-standing label Out On A Limb Records.

Just as 2007’s Operation: Impending Doom EP represented a marked departure from the sound of their debut record, I Hold The Wolf again finds the band moving their sound forward in new directions.

I Hold The Wolf is a mutant hybrid of intricate technical riffs, classic-rock influenced guitar harmonies, frenetic and propulsive drums, doomed out psych rock, uplifting Yes-style prog passages, analogue synth sounds, Sabbaths’ pummeling down-tuned grooves and Black Metals corrosive, relentless and hypnotic crescendos.

Just don’t call it post-rock!

The album will be streaming in full from this Friday on Out On A Limb’s Soundcloud page.

See Rest live:

February 1st – Dolan’s Upstairs, Limerick, w/ guests Three Hour Ceasefire & more TBC.
February 9th – Whelan’s Upstairs, Dublin w/ guests Wizards Of Firetop Mountain, Ilenkus.
February 16th – The Pavillion, Cork, w/guests The Great Balloon Race & more TBC.
March 9th – Roisin Dubh Upstairs, Galway, w/ guests Ilenkus & Private Underground Residence.

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