Review: Eshtadur – From The Abyss

Taking The Bull By The Horn Section. In my last review, (Valkyrie’s Fear), I harped a lot about the more subtle merits of copying and embodying a well-explored genre at a high level of execution. Now, on the flip side, I’m listening to Eshtadur‘s new record, From The Abyss, and remembering why that approach is risky. More imitation than innovation, it showcases some strong moments but also has a bit of a hard time taking its own path away from its roots. The stylistic influence is usually very obvious from riff to riff. One moment, we’re in string-jumping At The … Continue reading Review: Eshtadur – From The Abyss