Origin: Groveland, Massachusetts, USA  
Genres: Post-Metal
Page online: November 27, 2018
Last update/review: June 29, 2022

Astronoid

This Massachusetts band made quite a few waves with their 2016 release simply entitled Air, with many attempting to wrap their heads around this quite unique band. Musically, the band seems to operate in a sort of proggy, post-metal, vaguely black-metal-influenced world, with a majestic wall-of-sound style that clearly evokes mid-period Devin Townsend Project (an admitted influence), not that these guys are cloning Devin. Conversely, the vocals (arguably the make-or-break feature of the group) are ethereal, clean, harmonized, and decidedly un-metallic, which may be a good or bad thing depending on one's mood, but they are defintely unique. There is considerable musical chops on display, yet not so much in a show-off way. One of the more unique albums to emerge in years, it'll be interesting to see how/if they progress.

Recent album: Radiant Bloom, released on June 3, 2022.

Current Members

Brett Boland

guitars/vocals

Casey Aylward

guitars

Daniel Schwartz

bass

Matt St. Jean

drums

Former Members/Guests

Mike DeMellia

guitars



Discography


November  EP
2012
  1. November
  2. Astronoid
  • Brett Boland



Stargazer  EP
2013
  1. The Stargazer
  2. Detachment
  3. Lightspeed
  4. Prologue: Equilibrium
  • Brett Boland
  • Casey Aylward
  • Daniel Schwartz



Air  
2016 Blood Music
  1. Incandescent
  2. Up and Atom
  3. Resin
  4. Violence
  5. Homesick
  6. Tin Foil Hats
  7. Air
  8. Obsolete
  9. Trail of Sulfur
  • Brett Boland
  • Casey Aylward
  • Mike DeMellia
  • Daniel Schwartz
  • Matt St. Jean



Astronoid  
2019 Blood Music
  1. A New Color
  2. I Dream in Lines
  3. Lost
  4. Fault
  5. Breathe
  6. Water
  7. I Wish I Was There While the Sun Set
  8. Beyond the Scope
  9. Ideal World
  • Brett Boland
  • Casey Aylward
  • Mike DeMellia
  • Daniel Schwartz



Radiant Bloom  
2022 independent
  1. Admin
  2. Eyes
  3. Sleep Whisper
  4. Sedative
  5. I've Forgotten Your Face
  6. Orchid
  7. Drown
  8. Human
  9. Decades
  • Brett Boland
  • Casey Aylward
  • Daniel Schwartz
  • Matt St. Jean




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