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HOW LONELY SITS THE CITY

The Ascent Of Everest

 

Post Rock/Math rock

4.27 | 23 ratings

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Pink_Gilmour
4 stars I can't believe this is going to be the first review of this album. It's a crying shame when bands this good are so stuck on the underground.

The Ascent of Everest has 3 years since its foundation on 2005 and this year they re-released their debut album via Shels Music. It's a six-membered band formed in the guts of Music City USA (Nashville, TN) and I think I don't exaggerate when I say they're one of the best Post-Rock bands I've ever heard.

They incorporate very distinctive Post-Rock elements like the minimalist textures, stoned guitars, and soft voices. The use of the hypnotic sound of Chamber Rock is really catchy, you can clearly listen to the big influence that bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and A Silver Mt. Zion have on this band. They also explore some sonic landscapes using passages in the Explosions in the Sky's vein.

The cohesion of the band is really remarkable, despite of Post-Rock's constant critics of inconsistence and annoying repetitions, The Ascent of Everest posses a very solid sound, proof of the constant hard work on the rehearsal room. But that doesn't mean they lack of experimental stuff; we can find one of the highlights on "Threnody for the Victims of November Second", which is full of samples, feedbacks and a long speech about politics.

My rating: 4 Stars.

Reason of my rating: An album is supposed to transmit something; it's supposed to reflect the artist's feelings. This one sticks to the scope, since the first second to the last one, this record is an ode to what music can do; a hurricane of chills on the back exploding through the speakers of the stereo.

Pink_Gilmour | 4/5 |

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