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Godspeed You! Black Emperor


Post Rock/Math rock

4.45 | 216 ratings

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4 stars Godspeed You Black Emperor! - 'Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada' 4.75 stars

'One of the best EP's you can find'

The starting track 'Moya' is one of the most interesting tracks you can hear from this band. The track does not hesitate to unlatch with a moving violin section. This does last a while but there are several moving melodies that can keep the listener concentrated on the piece. The other section is probably Godspeed's fastest moving in their whole discography. Of all the sound where it is most intense, look no further then, 'Moya'. 'Moya' is one of Godspeed's best pieces in my opinion.

'BBF3' has a similar form to the debut album. The dialogue on this track is another strange one. It contains a very unintelligent man with some very poor English (and it is an American) babbling about all these things that he did to be rebellious. Although he does not sound like an intelligent person, I respect some of his views, which might also serve as a good listening and thinking experience. Pertaining to my recent sentence, the music is thrown in the background while the man speaks and it is for quite a while, shedding on where the concentration actually is, and the dialogue. When the dialogue is actually over, the music goes into a crescendo of soaring violins, sustaining guitars, tribal drumming, crashing cymbals and dissonant chords. Godspeed at another fine point in their music.

I love this EP a lot, it is among the best. I felt the second song could have been better in a few areas, but aside from that, a real perfect EP that can stand up against anything. Highly recommended.

ProgBagel | 4/5 |


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