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Explosions In The Sky


Post Rock/Math rock

3.60 | 109 ratings

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Equality 7-2521
4 stars With an album name evoking as much melancholy as All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone, the hope-filled, majestic, and uplifting mood of this album will shock most on their first listen. The atmosphere, as well as the music, really makes this a pleasant listen. By now most have realized that EitS have found a formula that produces their desired effects, and they seem content with sticking with it. As such stylistically we hear very little different from their previous albums: the quiet/loud tradeoff, building crescendos, explosive energy, and the trademark interweaving melodic guitars. In execution though this surpasses anything the band has done so far. Despite the consistent style, no songs run together on this album as opposed to previous. Everyone seems to distinguish itself despite all the similarities. Also, I at no time feel songs are dragging on exceeding their life like in previous albums.

Sonically a few unsuspected things (for EitS) get thrown into the guitar/bass/drum trio. Various chimes are used and piano even takes a pretty standout role in a few songs. More successfully than any other band in the genre, EitS capture the true rock essence of post-rock. They have a permeating energy that is sometimes unfortunately missing from bands in the genre (which sometimes unrightfully turns people off to a wide array of music). EitS have still failed to produce a masterpiece, but they come refreshingly close here.

Equality 7-2521 | 4/5 |


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