Living Bridges, the debut album from Ireland’s Shardborne is out now and available on heavyweight double LP, CD and digital format via Out On A Limb Records.
Following the album’s pre-release stream over on Metal Underground last week the band has amassed a plethora of new fans the world over who have been hooked with the meandering journeys, transfixing hooks and complex changes on Living Bridges that take their progressive metal and instrumental style to a new level.
Living Bridges was recorded by the band’s Ciaran Culhane and Ben Wanders before on to be mixed and mastered by long-time Between the Buried and Me producer Jamie King at his Basement Recording Studio in North Carolina. The album artwork was carried out by British Illustrator Duncan Storr (Skyclad). The artist recently featured on TeamRock.com regarding his recent collaboration with Scale the Summit, Shardborne’s artwork was also present in the piece.
Media Praise for Living Bridges –
” Shardborne aren’t another derivative act determined to waste their talent – their debut album, ‘Living Bridges’, contains a surprising level of imagination and musical dexterity…” Prog Magazine UK
“While complicated and technically stunning, it does not alienate, but rather captures the attention, and leaves you wanting to listen again” 8/10 Distorted Sound Magazine
“The Gojira-like riffs are a perfect basis for the slightly atmospheric overtones that remind the listener of early Animals as Leaders or specifically the album ‘The Collective’ by Scale the Summit. A very decent record that leaves us wanting for the next effort.” Lords of Metal
4.5/5 Metal Ireland
4.5/5 Critical Outcast
4/5 Irish Times
4/5 Planet Mosh
8/10 Headbang or GTFO
“Album of the Week” Dan Hegarty from RTÉ 2FM’s ‘The Alternative’ Show.
If you haven’t already seen it, here’s the band’s official video for track ‘Room Within a Room’, which recently premiered with Prog Magazine UK.