Hometown: Belgium

Astodan brings a distinctly European flavor to their brand of post-rock, characterized by crisp production and a sound that has clear roots in the metal world. Blending ambient soundscapes with intense moments of upheaval, their strong grasp of tastefully restrained, rich harmonies allows the imagination to bloom and creates an environment in which the more explosive moments emerge keenly focused and flourishing with determined dramatic purpose. Intimate, melancholic keys, bass drenched in spacey tones, well-placed electronics, melodic guitar textures and towering, emotionally-draining riffs combine to create an experience that is as vulnerable and introspective as it is soaring and cathartic. Sharp clarity and precise control characterize the songs of Ameretat; during both moments of soothing calm and ascending fury, this is a carefully measured and expertly delivered collection of atmospheric rock compositions.