The Matador are a 5 piece progressive post-metal outfit from South East Queensland, Australia. They cast themselves apart from the mainstream of Australian heavy music by creating a sound that ranges from down-tempo, complex ambient arrangements to epic, driving walls of earth-crushingly slabs of sludge. With influences ranging from Cult Of Luna, Isis, Thrice and Deftones to Radiohead, Interpol an...d The National, The Matador have consciously avoided the cliché of breakdowns, blast beats and death growls that currently saturate the heavy music scene. The debut EP 'Descent Into The Maelstrom' was released worldwide on April 21, and with this release and plans to tour Australia to promote it, The Matador are aiming to bring something fresh and exciting to the heavy music scene in 2011.
As a thick wave of sound crashes your eardrums, Aussie 5-piece The Matador push the limitations of post-metal into different directions. Doomsday soundscapes paralleled with ambient beauty, sonically challenging experimental melodies, chaotic harmonies and gradual progressions will appease your appetite for unforgiving epic heaviness. Word is these guys rule live. Check them out at the links below.
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