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Red Sparowes


Post Rock/Math rock

3.81 | 99 ratings

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5 stars After listening to Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Russian Circles and entering the world of post rock I ask my good buddy for a band that could be as melodic as these two but be in the middle sound. My point: Not be too heavy as Russian Circles but not to soft as Godspeed. And he came out with Red Sparrowes. This band just hit the spot. With very melodic songs in all aspects. And best of all very posty. I really don't know much about post but I must say out of all post I have heard this is definitely my favorite post rock band.

The album from the very beginning has a very astounding sound with great quality. The most peculiar thing I noticed about the album is the song names, which are extremely long. Besides that it comes now to the music.

Alone and unaware, the Landscape was transformed in Front of Our Eyes, it's good with great instrumentation and very peculiar but strange rhythm, but above all good. Buildings Began to Stretch Wide Across the Sky, and the Air Filled with a Reddish Glow, I didn't liked it very much only after it gets to 2:41. That part it's outstanding and when it gets all pumped it gets even better. The Soundless Dawn Came Alive as Cities Began to Mark the Horizon, it's like the commercial part of the album (though it's not that commercial) has a very easy to along with rhythm, and though it's short it's great. Mechanical Sounds Cascaded Though the City Walls and Everyone Reveled in Their Ignorance, it's my favorite even though the very slow intro noises are not cool, but when the guitar starts it gets all very emotional type kind of thingy. A Brief Moment of Clarity Broke Through the Deafening Hum, but it was too late. I don't know why but this song when it starts it's kind of funny and cheery and continues to maintain that mood and that's good. Our Happiest Days Slowly Began to Turn into Dust, just as it's name implies the rhythm of the song catches to the same. And the heavy ending it's kind of cool. Last but not least The Sixth Extinction Crept Up Slowly, Like Sunlight Through the Shutters, as We Looked Back in Regret could be the heaviest of the album with a great and incredibly tragic rhythm but great. The only downfall of the song is the last 7 minutes which are all in silent.

Overall the album is fantastic, a great addition to any post music fan. Amazingly breathtaking.

| 5/5 |


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