Let’s be honest, instrumental metal seems to have tail-spinned into a black-hole of academic mediocrity and self-important boot-gazing thanks to throngs upon throngs of Isis and Neurosis acolytes seeking to carry the torch of the men they admire. Well, that’s how we’ve been feeling lately anyways. However, thanks to bands like Aluk Todolo, and now (apparently) Sannhet, this particular genre is being resurrected as the dynamic, cathartic music it deserves to be. No more tedium and boorishness, Sannhet inject the passion of bands like Ash Borer and Fell Voices back into instrumental “post-rock” (sweet Lord, I do hate that genre tag), replete with ambient details and a fully realized sense of how an album should lift and carry you, not test your patience. Well done, lads. We were sent a copy by the band (yeah, the perks of blogging, I know) but we have no problem recommending that you guys pick yourself up a copy for $15: sacramentmusic.com.