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PART THE SECOND

Maudlin Of The Well

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.24 | 537 ratings

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voliveira
5 stars 9/10

A second part in the history of the Maudlin Of The Well.

I came into this album with some curiosity after having heard the very good Choirs of the eye of Kayo Dot, as it was then emerged from the ashes of the deceased Maudlin of the Well, who returned in 2009 with Part the Second probably one of the best albums of recent times and the masterpiece of experimental / post-metal here on the site.

The overall sound here is different from Choirs of the eye , so I avoid comparing them. Being my first experience with the MOTW, I do not know how their universe, but many reviewers have pointed out that this album is softer than its predecessors.

The five songs are really good. The opening of An Excerpt from 6,000,000,000,000 Miles Before the First, or, the Revisitation of the Blue Ghost is amazing, opening with a somewhat jazzy section before moving to various aspects as it is very eclectic . The stringed instruments must be mentioned because they are very good and beautiful.

Unfortunately the next two songs are the weakest of the album, but for opposite reasons. Another Excerpt: Keep Light Near You, Even When Dying opens with a promising, but when the vocals come there for the 3:30 minute song misses the strength and quality - Although the vocals are the weakest element of Part the Second here they are far behind the rest of the album. Turning to Rose Quartz Glass is just the opposite: its introduction is bad, but at 4 or 5 minutes (I forget what the exact time) the vocals enter and the music enters its best part - sorry it's too late. Garland Clover Island is actually an improvement over the previous two songs, starting with a little metal and a heavy weather, but then the mood changes completely and the music enters a section with soft strings and a soft guitar.

Laboratories of the Invisible World (the Cosmic Rollerskating Palmistric Postborder) was a song that grew on me in a memorable way, and now is definitely my favorite moment of the album. Not there's a moment of "filler" in his nearly 12-minute duration is a monster abvant-garde with jarring moments, a guitar almost ubiquitous, diverse bars that I love - all that music works in perfect harmony, for more complex it is. the vocals are superior to the rest of the album-now Toby Driver's voice resembles that of Peter Hamill (at least was the impression I had when I entered the vocals), sometimes he screams , but not both. The ending is one of the best in history, as the music moves to a climax indescribable. When she seems to have ended, a beautiful piano playing the same theme of Another excerpt... emerges from the ashes and finds - God, that's good!

5 stars to this great masterpiece!

voliveira | 5/5 |

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