Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place CD (album) cover


Explosions In The Sky


Post Rock/Math rock

3.91 | 197 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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3 stars Music which generates such soaring emotions and delicate soundscapes you might ignore the fact that almost every song is written in the same key and tempo! The exceptionally limited sound of "TEINACDP" is forgivable because it is so earnestly played and has a genuine uplifting effect on the listener (so long as they don't expect too much in the way of creativity).

The crystalline chiming which begins the album, followed by the rousing guitar melody (which begs to be in a movie trailer) says just about all this album has to say: that the earth is not a cold dead place. Explosion's music is vital if only for their ability to tug at one's emotions, generating both melancholy and gigantic power in their soundscapes; however, I cannot imagine listening to this music as anything other than background music... it's just too bland to command one's full-attention. There are other bands within the genre doing more interesting things, but Explosions are certainly worth checking out.

Recommended for those seeking moody instrumental music.

Songwriting: 3 Instrumental Performances: 3 Lyrics/Vocals: NA Style/Emotion/Replay: 3

Prog Leviathan | 3/5 |


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