Erik : Unfortunately their sound was their biggest enemy on the Roadburn Festival, but we have been eagerly waiting for this release of the follow up of 'The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment'. The new album 'With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone' does not disappoint us in any way.
From the first tones of the rolling drums in 'Three Stones' to the last tunes of 'Requiem: From Substance to Silence', Minsk knows to keep you attached to each note they play and vibrates the air from your speakers. The room is filled with sound, even in the easier parts like the bombast threatening 'The Shore Of Trancendence', which eventually do explode in an overwhelming way. The tracks are so clear that they mesmerize you. The wall of sound, a trademark of Minsk, is unchallenged by the likes of Isis, Kylesa, Baroness and Explosions In The Sky. I do not mention Neurosis on purpose, but they do have to watch out that they will not be overtaken by this band, because the eight songs just ooze originality in catchy riffs, great singing, ever expanding ideas and the most deep emotions. And of course the blend of these makes this record beyond awesome! One for my personal records!