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THOSE WHO TELL THE TRUTH SHALL DIE, THOSE WHO TELL THE TRUTH SHALL LIVE FOREVER

Explosions In The Sky

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.43 | 73 ratings

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Philo
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4 stars Taken in the context of their three albums to date, then Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever comes slap bang in the middle on a chronological level, and a growth level. With a better recording it certainly outstrips the debut, yet still lacks the depth of the powerful third release, The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place, but the potential is building that momentum all the while. Post rock? This is pure instrumental guitar driven rock, with emotion and passion by the riff load. Explosions In The Sky build some sweet sweeping changes, crash with some daunting chords and border on the verge of epic. On vinyl, the only way to separate the first side from the second side is by checking the matrix numbers, but this is important. Important because this album follows a pattern, a road. You have to start at the right place. There is a beginning, a powerful beginning with "Greet Death". And if you were to greet death this would be the way to do, head on and just saying "fuck it, I'm ready". From here on in the album takes a formation that is moving in and out through a wealth of guises and emotions, saturated with distortion and purpose. Should become the soundtrack to many self pitying hangovers.
Philo | 4/5 |

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