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ALL OF A SUDDEN I MISS EVERYONE

Explosions In The Sky

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.55 | 91 ratings

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Roundabot
5 stars This album is a real masterpiece of Post -Rock!

If EITS did an impressive work with TEINADCP now they have surpased themselve! this is a real masterpice, it has all EITS elements and much more, and it also is a great progression in evrey way to anyone of their previous album.

Even if it's not a predominant element the piano adds a lot of texture and beautifulness to the music in this album and it's what makes What do you go home to? and So Long, Lonsome two of the most beautifull songs EITS has ever done.

All the other instruments are incredible as well, the guitars can be beautifull and incredibly soft in one momesnt and then aggresive and explosive in others, and especially the drums (as always) are awesom and are a key element in the progression and explosion of every song.

The Birth and Death of the Day is an incredible opener that shows the progression the band has had since their previous album. It seems to be the same formula but much more refined and in some parts almost touching complete new territory, but it really is classic EITS but far better than previos albums. 9/10

Welcome, Ghosts now this is incredible! this is the first masterpiece of the album, after the great opener that was TBADOTD this is like the continuation and more dramatic moment of the story (in some way I belive this is a concept album) and the music itself shows moments of great calmness and great crazyness, this song really blowme away, and especialy the drums make this song one of the best on this album. 10/10

It's Natural to be Afraid is the epic of the album and its like the center of the story, and it also shows that with the music, it has some really extrange textures and even in some parts shows really old EITS moments of beautifull arpegios and great solos, but it really isn 't the strongest song of the album, wich dosen't mean it didn't blow me away, but that i expected more from the epic of the album, but don't worry, it is as incredible as the rest of the album. 9/10

What do you go Home to? is a beautifull song that features for the firs time in EITS history piano! Even though it is such a beautifull song it is rather weaker than the others, but it is really an amzing song for EITS standard, even if TEINADCP was good this song owns most of the songs in that album with only 5 minutes lenght but for this album is such a calm and beautifull song that could had feat much better at the end of the album. 8.5/10

Catastrophe and the Cure now we are talking! this is the second great masterpice and the fifth highlight of the album! It's maybe my favourite song by them and it's the most aggresive yet beautifull yet darker yet brighter song they have ever made in all their career as musicians and in it's only 7+ minutes lenght it maybe beats in everey sense all their epics. It starts agressive and progresses to one of the most progressive and emotional songs they have ever made. This song confirms for me EITS as gods of the post-rock genre and maybe even kings of the whole progressive world! This is the climax of the story withot words that EITS tells us with this album and is one of the greatest climaxes of a coneptual work I have heard to this point. 10/10

So Long, Lonesome is the end of this great album and ends it with a calm pace that it's far away from the crazyness of the previous track. This time they feature the piano in a more prominent way than in What do you go home to? and that makes this song the most beautiful song in the album. the piano is just incredible and the accompainment of the guitars are also incredibly harmonic. In the end the story of All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone fades away after a short feature of the incredible drums. It left me speechless! 9/10

So far this is EITS best work and it's a great starting point to know the post-rock genre because it is far more accesible than the incredible and epic GYBE and the strange and beautiful Sigur Ros, so if you want bright and dark music with incredible musicians awesome songwriting and contrat between heavy and crazy, and calm and harmonic, this is the album for you!

Roundabot | 5/5 |

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