Man, really dug this. Thanks for the linkage!
Similarly, thank you for this link. Really digging what I'm hearing thus far!
It reminds me a little of something about halfway between Apocalyptica and The Ocean, or maybe more Earth or even Explosions in the Sky. . . instrumentally. A little more morose and cold than any of those, though. Better than a lot of the post-rock/post-metal stuff that was just pouring off the presses in the mid-late Aughts.
The vocals are--well, I dare not say unique, since nothing is, right?--but certainly close to it. Maybe like someone drugged A Hawk and Hacksaw on a ton of Valium and made them read too much Russian literature before entering the recording studio.
AKA, somehow, a combination I never realized I wanted, but am seriously looking forward to digging into, now (they've got four albums out!).
Also, thanks for reminding me that i once saw A Hawk and Hacksaw live with my gf in a tiny venue in Knoxville, TN. The opener was a duo, Damon and Naomi, of whom one (Damon) was some sort of English prof when he wasn't recording/touring. Arika, the aforementioned lady-friend, remarked that doing something like that was something of a dream of hers.