Sphere of influence: Cloudkicker
Our first post in the new Sphere of influence series earlier this year was very well received, so here is the next installment! In this series of posts, we'll be showcasing artists with common influences and similar styles. In this one, we're listing some artists whose music is influenced by, has influenced, or just sounds similar to Cloudkicker.
Some of these bands and projects err more on the side of post-rock than progressive metal, but when you think about it, so does a lot of Cloudkicker's music. What all of them have in common is that atmosphere is of paramount importance in their sound. And: no vocals! We hope all Cloudkicker fans will find a couple of new things to enjoy on this list!
Miroist is all about atmosphere. Fans of Cloudkicker's earlier material cannot miss out on this!
Another one for fans of old-style Cloudkicker, but a tad heavier and experimental.
And here's another British artist for good measure! Those guys seem to have this sound down pretty well.
As an artist, JakeL does not just draw inspiration from Cloudkicker's music, but also his approach to distributing it. His Bandcamp page reads: "download it, share it, steal it, burn it. with love".
Out of all the bands in this list, For Giants are definitely more on the djenty side, especially the guitar sound. Check them out if that is your thing. We suspect it might be!
The same goes for Argentine solo project Logan, styling itself as 'ambidjent'.
Walls of sound and blast beats! Retinwaav brings to mind the heaviness of earlier Cloudkicker releases.
Wait, another one? The UK is exceptionally well represented on this list!
What's this? Vocals? Yes, I guess we lied. They just add to the atmosphere though. If you're not convinced, don't worry: all other tracks are instrumental.
A lot of PlainFire's material is more ambient than metal. The heavier parts bring to mind a more traditional post-metal aesthetic championed by Isis and the like.
We hope you enjoyed our compilation of artists that sound like Cloudkicker. Did we miss any great bands that should have been on this list? Let us know in the comments! More 'Sphere of influence' posts are already in the works, so check back soon for more! If you have a great idea for a list, let us know as well.
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