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GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT

God Is An Astronaut

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.33 | 60 ratings

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Necromancer
5 stars God Is An Astronaut are well known for their pounding tracks mixed with electronic themes, which are done amazingly well. This album doesn't stray from this formula. Their previous album, All Is Violent All Is Bright, for me, was a masterpiece. It had everything I wanted in an album, and still holds my favourite God Is An Astronaut song (Fragile). This album has 10 pounding songs, each heavier than God Is An Astronauts previous efforts. This album lasts an impressive hour, and you won't want to miss a minute of it. As before, this album is completely instrumental.

The songs on this album are extrordinary. They are done amazingly well and so professionally, and both genres of electronic and post rock mix as if they were meant to be that way in the first place. The album starts with "Shadows", which to me is an omen to a far heavier effort. It is one of their heaviest songs to date, but in making it so heavy, amazingly didn't lose the God Is An Astronaut atmosphere. Since to me, this band makes an amazing atmosphere.

Post mortem is extremely similar, heavy and pounding, but with moments of softer tones. The melody on this song, is stunning. Same with Shadows. Trully a masterpiece in Post Rock. Echoes is very similar, faster than the other songs. Then probably one of my favourites on the album, Snowfall. This song is amazing. It's quite sadder than other songs, and slightly longer than other songs. The melody is excellent, it's unbelievably well done, and the ending to the song just makes you want to play it again and again.

Now for a change. First Day Of Sun, it's utterly different. No drums, just guitars and synth. It is the most relaxing song i've heard in my life. Honestly, i'm not lying. An utter change, but a welcome change. Then then, No Return kicks in. This song is stunning. The elctronic side of this song is utterly superb, moreso than some other songs. And this trully is a great song. Then a complete change from the God Is An Astronaut norm, this song, Zodiac, is very wierd. It almost sounds indian at the start, you have to give this song a chance to shine. If you give it a chance, it will amaze you. Another relaxing song, Remaining Light then kicks in. I won't spoil anything, this song will surprise you completely. Now a similar song to Zodiac, which remains to me one of my favourites on the album, Shores of Orion. Absolutely excellent effort, an excellent song. And of course the album ends on an amazing note, with Loss.

I have no reason to give this album less than 5 stars. Simply because it's a masterpiece. Nothing more nothing less. Buy this album! It's the best post rock with electronic effort ever made. I said All Is Violent All Is Bright was a masterpiece, and this surpasses it. Though that album still holds my favourite song, this album is a better album as a whole. I highly recommend to the point of exploding.

Necromancer | 5/5 |

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