Last week a good friend of mine recommended me this album, called ”Renewal”, by Colaris. Until recently i had no idea about the band. So i asked my friend ”is it post metal or post metal related?” and then he asked me ”wow, how did you know?”. 97 out of 100 albums he has recommended me lately are all post metal or post something. So it wasn’t really hard to figure it out. But enough with my lame humor. The band comes from Pirmasesns, Germany. ”Renewal” Lp was released back in 2012. And if it wasn’t perhaps for youtube or spotify or even bandcamp we would had never found out bands like Colaris. So internet thank you for that. Today’s album includes eight tracks. I think it would be really wrong to classify this album solely as post metal/rock. The band has trully many influences. O.k you may trace some Pelican influences here. But what i feel is that the band has achieved to form an idntity of its own. All songs are really heavy, filled with exquisite, melodies. There is no doubt, the ambience that comes out of these songs is great. Some songs like ”Reveal” sound really liberating. Songs like ”Focus Shift” don’t sound that liberating to me but one can not deny that this is some great songwriting in my opinion. ”Focus Shift” is my favorite track from ”Renewal”. ”Trail” is another great track. Listening to this song, there is only a single word that i can come up with. And that is Lyricism. There is so much beauty in this record. Find here beautiful soundscapes. Here are some links where you can also listen to ”Renewal”.