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AT THE SOUNDLESS DAWN

Red Sparowes

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.84 | 81 ratings

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progadicto
4 stars One of the most extarordinary releases that I've heard the last years... Really...

Even when I just have the Neurot Records version (I didn't hear the song I Saw the Sky in the North Open to the Ground and Fire Poured Out, bonus track on Daymare edition) I still think that Red Sparowes debut album it's simply amazing and one of the best examples of what new misicians can do with old prog inffluences and new ideas.

More than Post Rock, this albums sounds a lot like Math or a new mixture between Prog Metal, Crimson/Forever Einstein/Anekdoten inffluences and a new kind of Post Metal or something like that (Isis could be a good example of what I'm talking about). So every song sounds really great with just few weak points

-Alone and Unaware, the Landscape was transformed in Front of Our Eyes: great intro to the album. Powerful, full of changes, melancholic, passional, raw. Sometimes guitars doesn't leave to hear your own thoughts!

-Buildings Began to Stretch Wide Across the Sky, and the Air Filled with a Reddish Glow: Another great song, in the same line of the Alone and Unaware... Powerful opening with a hard guitar riff. The songs transfroms slowly into a melancholic song with guitars crying very loud!

-The Soundless Dawn Came Alive as Cities Began to Mark the Horizon: Maybe I'm wrong but this sing reminds me immediatly some Forever Einstein/Charlie Vrtacek stuff. A slow entrance on guitar that leads to another powerful song even when the most "Metal" stuff of the two previuos songs doesn't exist here...

-Mechanical Sounds Cascaded Though the City Walls and Everyone Reveled in Their Ignorance: Wow! Just amazing. The first 4 minutes are totally minimalist (reminds me some Fripp/Eno 70's stuff) Slowly the song begin to transform into s sad epic piece with great guitar work! The best song of the album IMO...

-A Brief Moment of Clarity Broke Through the Deafening Hum, but it was too Late: My leats favourite even when sounds good...

-Our Happiest Days Slowly Began to Turn into Dust: The last minutes of this song are great, powerful and raw...

-The Sixth Extinction Crept Up Slowly, Like Sunlight Through the Shutters, as We Looked Back in Regret: Another song in the style of Mechanical Sounds... very powerful and raw with delicate moments of slow andalmost whispering guitars... The end of the song doesn't sounds good 'cos there's few minutes of silence before the end with some misterious drone... but it's a great song...

At last, an amazing album, refreshing, brilliant for some minutes, hard and melancholic... I'm sure this album gonna trascend and it will be one of the best pieces of this firts XXI century years...

4*!!!

progadicto | 4/5 |

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