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RED FOREST

If These Trees Could Talk

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.95 | 43 ratings

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progadicto
4 stars One of the most delightful surprises from the post-rock genre of the latest years. ITTCT first album is a piece that every post-rock fan would love from the slow and soaring intro til the late notes of "When the Big Hand Buries the Twelve".

After the first hypnotic two minutes, arrives to our ears the majestic and powerful "The First Fire", a piece full of heavy riffs but still nostalgic between drums that break through soaring sonic landscapes. Like other reviewers, I feel a lack of constant structures, but the mix of surprising moments of calm and explosions of epic guitar riffs and drums it's really captivating.

The formula built on three guitars and a solid base of drums and bass, repeats into the other songs of the album but always with different textures. "Barren Lands of the Modern Dinosaur" sounds like an awsome fusion of Red Sparowes and EITS best moments, but still with the original imprint of ITTCT. Same with "They Speak with Knives" a five minutes piece that removes your emotions with lots of interesting moments built on amazing walls of sound. Another 5 stars moment comes with "Red Forest", a very obscure post-rock jewel based on a repetive guitar riff surrounded by heavy but still floating atmospheres.

The "grand finale" comes with "When the Big Hand Buries the Twelve", an almost 10 minutes piece a little bit repetitive but with more great epic and inspired instrumental sections.

Beside the deployment of rich textures we find five very talented musicians who are capable to take your emotions and squeeze it almost every minute of this brilliant álbum. At least to me, it's a must have!

progadicto | 4/5 |

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