Maudlin Of The Well - Leaving Your Body Map CD (album) cover


Maudlin Of The Well


Experimental/Post Metal

4.19 | 260 ratings

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5 stars The companion to Bath, and no less innovative or enticing, LYBM is an incredible find, one that will instantly click with you that this is no typical album, and that this band has some very special qualities to it. This is arguably motW's best album, but both are excellent in my humble opinion. Please also see Bryan's excellent review on this album.

To start with, we have relatively gentle horns, combine this with some excellent post-rock, and then throw in a splash of death metal, and a broad vocal range, and you have this album more or less in a nutshell. Styles vary so much it's really impossible to describe this album in full without excluding something. This is what we call branching out and exploring new boundaries, and not only doing that but succeeding as well in creating a distinctly beautiful album.

I challenge you today to go out and find this record. Do not be satisfied with the "giants" of the genre today. There is more out there, more to be discovered. "Progressive" as a genre still has creative minds. They may not be as apparent as they were in the past with the popularity of the bands of prog in the 70's, but there are those out there who are still fighting the good fight, sailing the seas of creativity looking for something more. Leaving Your Body Map is one of these albums, just give it a chance.

OpethGuitarist | 5/5 |


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