Critic's Choice: Ghosts of Glaciers plays February 6 at Summit Music Hall

Ghosts of Glaciers has a name that could alternately be an oblique reference to global warming or a poetic nod to the crags — inexplicable rock formations and giant rocks left on the ground when the most massive of glaciers from the last great ice age passed into history. The handle is fitting given the act's massive sound, which possesses a stark and majestic beauty of its own. Ghosts of Glaciers (due at Summit Music Hall on Monday, February 6) weaves together threads of Pelican's precision, the haunting and exhilarating aspects of Neurosis without the darkness, and the soaring melodies of Isis sans vocals. The act then puts that together with a drummer who's well versed in accenting guitar and bass and uses every heavy-drummer trick around with a versatile creativity. The result is a sound that perfectly balances heaviness and effervescent atmospheres.


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