Fall Of Messiah blends typical post-rock anthems with flashes of post-hardcore, jazz and mathcore. Traditionally, that results in a constant alternation between soft, emotional passages and dynamic outbursts of controlled chaos. In a way, they do indeed represent the heavy version of the post-rock genre. 'I Always Thought That One Day Everything Would Be Settled But Everything Just Went Black', for example, comes very close to sludge metal with its brutal guitars.
On the other hand, they also know how to write a nice, quiet piece of music in 'Alors On En Est Là, A Pisser Sur Du Cuivre...', a song that slowly builds up tension, luring you in with something that seems nice and friendly, until follower 'Rust' mercilessly drags you down into a deep puddle of crushing guitars and pounding drums. If Fall Of Messiah can produce this quality on stage, their Dunk! Festival appearance will be a blast.
This certainly is an interesting ep from Fall OF Messiah, one that makes me curious about the upcoming gigs. Post-rock fans should check this out. It's not a nicely polished ep but a rough, often harsh and forceful piece of work, full of surprises. Like I said, 2016 is going to be an awesome year for post-rock fans and Fall Of Messiah definitely adds some 'awe' to it.