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Red Sparowes


Post Rock/Math rock

3.81 | 99 ratings

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4 stars Red Sparowes At the Soundawn was one of my first post rock albums and a good one it still is. Clearly at that time I was looking for something more on the heavier side of post rock but not leaning towards metal and At the Soundawn was the answer. The most noticeable part of the album is the length of the song names, their just too long. Red Sparowes music is quite different from other post rock bands and it doesn't seem to follow the same sound that's been reused over time. Their music is refreshing and quite enjoyable with great melodies and soundscapes.

At the Soundawn starts at the right foot with Alone and Unaware, the Landscape Was Transformed In Front Of Our Eyes. The song just kicks right in with energy unlike other post rock songs that take time to start. In fact most of the songs in the album start like this. Buildings Began to Stretch Wide across the Sky, and the Air Filled with a Reddish Glow was good too, specially from 2:41 an on with explosive section. The Soundless Dawn Came Alive as Cities Began to Mark the Horizon it's kind of the happy song of the album and it goes right to point by lasting only 4 minutes. Another stand out song would be Our Happiest Days Slowly Began to Turn into Dust. This song sounds just like its name implies. It starts with a cheery crescendo, then it turns to a very melodic phase and in the end it gets kind of melancholic and evil. The last song: The Sixth Extinction Crept up Slowly, Like Sunlight through the Shutters, As We Looked Back in Regret could easily be described as your typical post but not in its entirety. After the first 2 minutes the song takes a long crescendo all to the end which is just at around the 11 minutes and not as the 19:32 suggest which kind of sucks in a way.

In overall At the Soundawn is a fantastic album and its highly recommended for fans of the genre.

A 4.3 for me.

burritounit | 4/5 |


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