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Explosions In The Sky


Post Rock/Math rock

3.87 | 239 ratings

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5 stars Explosions In The Sky, 4 elements, 4 instruments, music which beats to heart's rhythm.

When 'First Breath After Coma' comes in with its magnetic wave-like sounds, and it slowly builds a beautiful melody between the two guitars, you can see there's something different about this, the simple melodies create a fantastic dimension quite soulful, in a slow build-up until it stops for an ambient pause, the title of the songs helps us imagine the story, in fact it gives freedom to make up our own interpretation of the story, as for every track of the album.

The album is like the name of the band announces, 'explosions in the sky', and that's really what you imagine hearing this album, big explosions in a shinny night in slow-motion, to the beat of the music, the crescendo of 'The Only Moment We Were Alone' makes us levitate, throw your head and arms to the air and close your eyes, we obey when 'Six Days At The Bottom Of The Ocean' sends us to lie in the ocean floor, feeling the quiet ripple and vibration. The end couldn't be happier, 'Your Hand In Mine' leaves us hoping for a happy ending and a whole life ahead.

This is not sad or melancholic music, it's only beautiful, with a spacial feeling and dimension, dreamy and hopeful, like the feeling of walking gloriously towards the light at the end of the tunnel.

I consider this a masterpiece of post-rock, which all fans of the genre should listen so, 5 stars

JTP88 | 5/5 |


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