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As The Poets Affirm


Post Rock/Math rock

3.92 | 3 ratings

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4 stars There are a few bands in the post rock genre that you can clearly say, These guys are completely different than what people think post rock sounds like. Although As the Poets Affirm may not be one of those bands, what they've got in talent and songwriting exceeds many of their contemporaries. The listener discovers this right from the first song. Polyhymnia is a song that is dramatic and explosive, switching back and forth between a light piano and distorted guitar at will. The band immediately presents to you their grasp of melody and dynamics and does not let down from there. The songs are very guitar centered and still use the cello very nicely, it adds a great touch to the rhythm section. This instrumental album does carry with it a rather despondent tone, but somewhere in the more distant parts of the music, there seems to be a more upbeat part playing at the same time. The two go really well together and create a unique mood, a mood from which the album gets a lot of its strength as a composition. This band is far too overlooked given their talent as shown on this album. This debut shows huge amounts of potential and is itself one of the more impressive releases. Post-rock fans, pay attention because you would certainly be drawn to this band. What a fine collection of beautiful, expressive music!
moreitsythanyou | 4/5 |


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