On 'A View From Afar' you get five tracks, each of them gracefully lingering along post rock, ambient and doom. Instead of a lengthy intro, opener 'The Highest Shrine' almost immediately comes up with the heavy riffing and the methodical drums. Yet, gradually, the band starts to showcase they atmospheric and melodic abilities by coming up with gloomy ambient rock passages. For that, this album is going right into my "post rock" folder where it will find a lot of like minded releases from everything between Explosions In The Sky, Isis, Russian Circles and God Is An Astronaut, to name a few.
On 'Caverns Of Light' the band even seems to nudge towards the industrial scene. Opening with vocal samples and harsh guitars this track slowly evolves into a classic, lingering and immersive post rock track. The massive closer 'The Great Divide' is definitely my favorite track. With a timespan of almost twenty minutes, this track brilliantly resembles a modern version of a classical composition. Actually, all of the tracks on this album do that, that is why this is such a great album to lose oneself in. Of course I will recommend this to all post-whatever fans out there, no doubt about that.