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THE EARTH IS NOT A COLD DEAD PLACE

Explosions In The Sky

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.90 | 189 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars It's like the band is making a statement, "The earth is not a cold dead place".Then they go on to prove this with the music they create. I have read the word "beauty" over and over again from fellow reviewers as they try to describe this music. This is beautiful, melodic and uplifting music and I might add it is amazing music to listen to when your driving. I was driving home from work today and the sun was shining the temperature was about 75 F and i'm listining to this glorious music with a smile on my face. No, the world is far from being a cold, dead place.

"First Breath After Coma" is by far my favourite song on this album. The guitars sound so good as they are picked so smoothly.The drums and bass add a new dimension 3 1/2 minutes in,i like it ! After 4 minutes the song stops and slowly rebuilds to such an uplifting high. It ends quite powerfully.

"The Only Moment We Were Alone" is another good song that kicks in briefly before 2 minutes before settling back down. Once again the drumming is a highlight for me as the guitars create a beautiful melody 5 minutes in. There is an explosion (haha) of sound before 9 minutes. "Six Days At The Bottom Of The Ocean" opens with gentle guitar melodies for 2 1/2 minutes before slowing down to a whisper 4 minutes in. It srarts to build back up and drums pound away to close it out. "Memorial" has a full sound 3 1/2 minutes in and grows to a climax 8 minutes in. "Your Hand In Mine" starts to build 3 minutes in as drums start to make their presence known. The guitar becomes more aggressive after 4 1/2 minutes.

Not a five star album by any means in my book, but a must have for those wanting to check out the Post-Rock genre. My daughter loves to listen to this album when she's doing her homework at university, it's inspiring and enlightning. 4 exploding stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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