It’s been a long time since I last checked in on Giant Squid, and I’m kicking myself for not returning to their work sooner. In 2009, they released this album fully through their own funding and promotion, which was a shock to me because I kind of thought they’d been getting famous, but a quick internet-read-up on them laughed that idea off. This cannot continue! If you’re into progressive metal in any way, check these guys out. This album sees them freely changing styles and moods between songs, so sometimes you get sludgey metal affairs while elsewhere the record turns to lounge jazz and flute-folk.
Every once in a while I have to give metal a little love.
Giant Squid is an American progressive or post or sludge or whatever metal band with a complicated history of member replacement and rerecorded records. This song comes off of their original recording of their debut record, apparently a totally analog affair. The music’s like a bastard child of Mastodon and Pelican, so wonderfully layered and slowly built up 6+ minute grooves.