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2012-10-31 10:10:01 UTC

Gifts From Enola is a band from Virginia that juxtapose elements of post-rock with a large hard-rock mindset and then allow an experimental bent to soften the edges. Structurally, some songs explode out of the gates with blistering intensity and then recede slowly back into the sonic landscape with a timid disposition. Other times the band waits for the dynamic breakdown and sets the scene up with calm waves of ambience and scant field recordings.

Gifts From Enola has created an album that finally and perfectly captures the intensity of their live show and expands upon all of their past ideas ten-fold. Or maybe they’ve simply taken past ideas to their logical extremes, destroyed them, and birthed brand new ideas from their ashes. Either way, the band continues to evolve at an astonishing rate and further pushes their sonic spectrum into an unclassifiable area that is all at once hard to explain, but impossibly easy to listen to.

And we don’t mean that in the “easy-listening” genre of music sense either. If anything, the band has become more technical and heavier than even the heaviest parts of “From Fathoms” (their critically acclaimed 2009 release), not in a “breakdown-and-beat-you-over-the-head” sort of way, but more in the album’s overall sound.

With more attention to dynamics than ever before, and a recording that truly demonstrates a band approaching a creative zenith, the new Gifts From Enola album is a lock to defy expectations and raise the creative bar yet again. Easily staying ahead of the pack by pushing themselves to color outside any preset guidelines laid down before them, the band has never intentionally shunned convention – but simply write music with their collective heart on their sleeve.

The album was mixed and mastered by Moving Mountains guitarist/vocalist Gregory Dunn with artwork handled by Three Bears Design (mewithoutYou, Caspian, Reliant K). This marks the bands third full length release, following up “Loyal Eyes Betrayed The Mind” (2006, The Mylene Sheath) and “From Fathoms” (2009, The Mylene Sheath), as well as a split CD with Seattle, WA’s You.May.Die.In.The.Desert (2008, Differential). Gifts From Enola is a band through flirting with their potential, as this album proves, this is band that has fearlessly reached the next level.

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[ G.F.E ] - We are beyond excited to announce that we’ll be releasing our 4th full-length album, A Healthy Fear, on September 13th through The Mylene Sheath. The album will be available as a 2xLP and CD through all major digital download retailers. We recorded the album in Clinton, CT at Radar Studios with our good friend "Will Benoit" last winter, and couldn't be more happy on the end result. Pre-order has already been launched and more new songs to be available in the coming months. In case you missed the sneak peek head to our BandCamp.

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Artist - Gifts From Enola Album - A Healthy Fear [ * * * * * ] X 10 Release Date - 2012 Genre - Post-rock, Experimental, Post-metal, Post-hardcore [ TOTALLY AWESOME ] Tracklist 01 – Long Weakend 02 – Robespierre 03 – Cherry 04 – HonneTatemae 05 – The Benefits of Failure 06 – Jade 07 – Steady Diet 08 – Clawmarks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ZIPPYSHARE Gifts From Enola - A Healthy Fear PRE-ORDER VINYL Gifts From Enola - A Healthy Fear -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Gifts From Enola / Caravels Album - Well Worn [ SPLIT ] [ * * * * * ] X 10 Release Date - 2012 Genre - Post-rock, Experimental, Post-metal, Post-hardcore [ Mind Blowing / EPIC ] Tracklist 1. Angel Face 06:58 2. Water Torture 07:40 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gifts From Enola / Caravels - Well Worn [ SPLIT ] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Artist - Gifts From Enola Album - Gifts From Enola [ * * * * * ] X 10 Release Date - 2010 Genre - Post-rock, Experimental, Post-metal, Post-hardcore [ TOTALLY AWESOME ] Tracklist 01 - Lionized 02 - Dime And Suture 03 - Alagoas 04 - Grime And Glass 05 - Rearview -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BANDCAMP Gifts From Enola - Gifts From Enola FILEFACTORY Gifts From Enola - Gifts From Enola -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- gifts-from-enola-from-fathoms Artist - Gifts From Enola Album - From Fathoms [ * * * * * ] X 10 Release Date - 2009 Genre - Post-rock, Experimental, Post-metal, Post-hardcore [ TOTALLY AWESOME ] Tracklist 1 Benthos 2 Weightless Frame 3 Weightless Thought 4 Trieste 5 Resurface 6 Melted Wings 7 Thawed Horizon 8 Aves -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BANDCAMP Gifts From Enola - From Fathoms FILEFACTORY Gifts From Enola - From Fathoms Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- gifts-from-enola-you-may-die-in-the-desert-harmonic-motion-volume-1 Artist - Gifts From Enola / You.May.Die.In.The.Desert Album - Harmonic Motion Volume 1 [ * * * * * ] X 10 Release Date - 2008 Genre - Post-rock, Experimental, Post-metal, Post-hardcore [ TOTALLY AWESOME ] Tracklist 1 You.May.Die.In.The.Desert - The Sound of Titans 11:44 2 You.May.Die.In.The.Desert - In Case I Should Die... 3:08 3 You.May.Die.In.The.Desert - Mitchell vs. Rowesdower 5:26 4 You.May.Die.In.The.Desert - Seagulls = Sea Eagles 5:14 5 You.May.Die.In.The.Desert - Let's Have Sarcasm for Breakfast 5:10 6 Gifts From Enola - The Sun's Condolences 5:43 7 Gifts From Enola - Still Walks the Streets 5:10 8 Gifts From Enola - 10/7 2:12 9 Gifts From Enola - The Vision of Ruby Turpin 3:40 10 Gifts From Enola - Dusk Swallowed Dawn 9:07 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gifts From Enola / You.May.Die.In.The.Desert - Harmonic Motion Volume 1 Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- gifts-from-enola-loyal-eyes-betrayed-the-mind-2006 Artist - Gifts From Enola Album - Loyal Eyes Betrayed the Mind [ * * * * * ] X 10 Release Date - 2006 Genre - Post-rock, Experimental, Post-metal, Post-hardcore [ TOTALLY AWESOME ] Tracklist 1 Behind Curtains Closing 6:20 2 Early Morning Ambulance 6:10 3 City Lights Scraped the Sky 8:00 4 In the Company of Others 4:28 5 With the Tides in Hindsight 4:19 6 Miles of White 4:07 7 We Watched Them Lose Our Minds 3:36 8 Screaming at Anything That Moved 8:06 9 Memoranda 4:00 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gifts From Enola - Loyal Eyes Betrayed the Mind Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Hṛṣṭa ~ Sweek ~ Lisabö ~ 417.3 ~ Défilé des Âmes - Lust ‘n’ Stone -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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