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Experimental/Post Metal

3.84 | 492 ratings

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5 stars A huge progression for the Liverpool lad's. Very experimental with various soundscapes. In retrospect, listening to Serenades and then to them today is astonishing. Never have I heard a band take such leaps in sound. The lyrics are extremely powerful, probably the best of any band for quite some time, if ever. The lyrics are focused around melancholic themes in general. You can't help but feel the emotions when listening to the lyrics, no matter how many times you've heard the song. The music is very layered and you find things in the songs that you didn't hear before with each listen. There's also a hidden track after the lush and serene "Temporary Peace." The track comes after about 12 minutes of waves slowly rushing upon the shore, while sounds of the band talking come in and out every few minutes.

Highlight's are: "Release," "Leave No Trace," "Barriers" (it's not called Breaking Down the Barriers!), "A Fine Day to Exit," and of course, "Temporary Peace."

billyshears'67 | 5/5 |


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