The time has come for you all the be consumed by Battlestations’ sublime new album The Extent of Damage. The album is available now for purchased on CD (limited edition with 12 page booklet) and in digital formats via Battlestations‘ Bandcamp. The music video for the epic 12 minute instrumental ‘Necro’ is also available for streaming on YouTube.
Like a high-definition camera roving across a ruined world, The Extent of Damage is both unflinchingly bleak and stirringly beautiful. Akin to Ennio Morricone at his most dark and doleful, and Portishead’s majestic self-titled second record, this music’s atmosphere of urban oppression is leavened with passages of sublime, redemptive beauty. Battlestations interweave the subtle with the dramatic, the intimate with the cinematic, the introverted with the bombastic. Across their eclectic and atmospheric instrumental rock, industrial ambience is counterbalanced by beautiful piano melodies, eerie samples and lyrical guitar lines. The result is incredibly evocative music, complex in both its narratives and textural composition.
“one of those bands that is doing amazing things despite the fact that no one seems to have heard of them… drop whatever it is you are doing and go listen” – Scene Point Blank