Wow. Where to even start with Boston metal band Astronoid? Their blistering blast beats and shredding, wailing guitar licks coming at you so energetically and frenetically as to knock your head off of your body. It's like this massive, swelling, and triumphant take on the genre's current forays into post-metal exploration, a cool mix of post-rock atmosphere, shoegazey caresses, and the aforementioned blast beats to the face. And then the vocals come in, and not the screaming, growling howls you might have been expecting, but rather a gorgeous and clean layer of voices singing in harmonious glory. I can't help but feel that this is what Bill and Ted were striving for. Listen to the excellently titled "Up and Atom" below and grab the "Air" album here, courtesy of Blood Music.