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Immanu El


Post Rock/Math rock

3.74 | 13 ratings

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Immanu El are a recent band that have gotten some fair attention in recent months. Their debut album, "They'll Come, They Come" was quite refreshing thanks to the vocals and many Sigur Rós fans enjoyed them because of it as well. Here's another band that embraces the uplifting aspect of post-rock that many people seem to dismiss and they start doing it by naming themselves just like a certain historical character that many of us commonly know him by the name of Jesus.

Immanu El's music is simply heavenly in all aspects of the word: The music is gentle while never trying to sound like background music, the melodies are always on the positive side, the vocals are light and the lyrics are full of hope and have strong religious connotations without sounding cheesy (and that's always a plus, because I never enjoyed that kind of music because of the lyrics). The music can be seen as the opposite of Gregor Samsa. While Gregor Samsa are always moody, depressing and pessimistic, Immanu El are the complete opposite while still being very closely related to them musically (albeit being a bit faster and louder than Gregor Samsa at times) so fans of Gregor Samsa will also find this band quite enjoyable. The vocals are very soothing and they help a lot in creating the airy atmosphere. The music in general feels very lighthearted, even in crescendos. The only problem I can see in them is that they don't have much of a variety from one song to another, but it isn't much of a trouble and it doesn't affect the enjoyment of the music.

I've never thought that I would ever listen to a Christian Post-Rock band. The good thing is that when taking the band as a whole they don't seem to focus much on this aspect of their music and it's barely noticeable so people who don't really agree with their ideals can still find enjoyment in their music. If you're looking for some pleasant post-rock that's light and positive while still sounding engaging then Immanu El is highly recommended. Its very accessible too so newcomers won't have much of a trouble enjoying them.

Almost 4 stars.

chamberry | 3/5 |


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