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Maudlin Of The Well


Experimental/Post Metal

4.22 | 658 ratings

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5 stars This is a review I've been avoiding for a long while, because I always knew it would just end up as a rambling gushing of how much I love it.

So I will spare you one of my lengthy reviews, (especially one that may just result as 500 ways of saying "this is great") and just say: "Part the Second" is beautiful post rock. I already am struggling to find a way to continue without repeating myself so I'll leave the analysis at that: beautiful.

I can say this is not a metal release in any way, motW has left that long behind. There are some crunchy guitar parts, but they are never really heavy, and certainly don't enter "metal" territory. Like any post rock the music is atmospheric, progressive, intricate and subtle. However, it never gets very intense, (like GY!BE for example) nor does it stay too long in the "mellow" parts that so many dislike about post rock. The composition is dare I say, genius. Toby Driver is one of the better musical minds of our time and "Part the Second" is another chapter in the book.

So I've forgone my usual style of review and have to ask that you try this album for yourself. I struggle to find the words to accurately review it, and I don't want to do this album an injustice. A beautiful, atmospheric work of perfection.

Give it a listen for yourself, after all it's available for free from the band's website! What have you got to lose?

"Part the Second" gets a 5 star rating, but I'd like to say this one goes my personal "six star" mantle.


JJLehto | 5/5 |


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