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Downfall of Gaia, Black Table

When: Mon., Aug. 19, 9 p.m. 2013

Last year, German heavy metal alchemists Downfall of Gaia released their second album, Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes. Standing alongside recent works from Wolves in the Throne Room, Vattnet Viskar, Winterfylleth and Krallice, Suffocating served as yet another compelling case for the use of black metal as the ballast for expansive and experimental rock music. Through its seven ambitious songs, Downfall of Gaia would cycle back into black metal's roiling tumbles and momentum surges, but they'd surround the heaviness with ambitious atmospherics and classical references. Think Mogwai wrestling with Immortal, or imagine music that could, in 10 minutes, not only capture the storm but also the calms that came before and after it. This isn't a new idea, but bands as convincing as Downfall of Gaia play as though they invented the concept of dynamics, and they're here to remind you. With Black Table. —Grayson Haver Currin

Price: $8

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