This London based four-piece performed at Desertfest earlier in the year and recently released 'Solastalgia' via Argonauta Records. The band’s brand of atmospheric post-metal is driven by solemn riffs and gloomy percussion. Their music is equal parts the torrential heaviness of bands like Corrupted (Jap) and Neurosis, with shades of Amebix’s desolate crust and the heart-rending atmospherics of Wolves In The Throne Room.
Sonance have forged a path of their own, always uncompromising and destined to produce distinct, challenging records at every turn. Their most recent release 'To Possess You Entirely’ fuses the experimentation of Grails and Godspeed You! Black Emperor with the nihilism of Eyehategod and frayed nerve rage of Today is the Day. In just 40 minutes, Sonance switch seamlessly from delicate refrains of chamber orchestras to harsh, shrieking, distorted noise.
Diatribes on depression, alcoholism, alienation and sociopathy collude with overwhelming surges of distortion and ritualistic percussion to remove what little hope is left. An expression of pure misanthropy.