Gifts From Enola United States
Gifts From Enola was a band from Harrisonburg, Virginia that formed in 2005 and split up in 2013. They juxtapose elements of post-rock with a burgeoning hard-rock approach and a touch of the "experimental" style, to soften that harshness. Some songs explode with blistering intensity and then sink slowly back into sonic landscapes with a milder disposition. At some points, the sound climbs out of that landscape, developing an ambient texture salted with a few field recordings. Their use of hypnotic riffs can be singularly effective.