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Explosions In The Sky


Post Rock/Math rock

3.90 | 223 ratings

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The Runaway
5 stars The Earth is Not A Cold Dead Place by Explosions in the Sky is one of those albums that words can describe the music but not the feeling you get while listening to it. This is the album you will listen to when you get your first kiss, your first crush, your first real girlfriend, this is the best album ever. It can make you feel emotions you've never felt about things that have never happened, it can make you cry just because of reading reviews about it, it is the most important post-rock album that has ever been released, to me at least.

Mainly my reviews are long and dwell deep into each song and its contents but I am very tired and thus can only say my emotions regarding each of these amazing tracks. First off, only the names are amazing and heartbreaking, songs like "The Only Moment We Were Alone" and "Your Hand in Mine" are simple names and yet they can tear you up just by staring at the titles.

The album starts with First Breath After Coma, which literally sounds like how you would feel. The slow awakening followed by the urge to live life to the maximum, that is what I would do. The three guitars and pumping drums convey that feeling beautifully and throughout these nine and a half minutes you feel empty yet full, reborn.

The Only Moment We Were Alone is also amazing, however less memorable. I cannot write about every song because most of them make me feel the same way, but that is one amazing feeling and you just have to listen to the album to understand.

The next two songs, Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean, and Memorial, are songs that are beautiful as well but I did not manage to connect to them as well as I did with the other three.

The next and final song is heartbreaking post-rock masterpiece Your Hand in Mine. This is my favorite song in the entire world. It has followed me throughout every time I fell in love, lost a family member, or a friend. The things that it makes you feel are things I have never felt in my life. It's as if the post-rocky riffs combined with simple but powerful drum parts, and that ever-memorable guitar line played in the second part, just make you feel like some sort of god. You feel like you can do anything, like you can climb any mountain and succeed or jump off any building and live (do not try this, because it is only a feeling and will most likely get you killed), it is the most epic post-rock song written.

This album, influenced a bit by bands like Mogwai and in some way even Godspeed You! Black Emperor, is the best album I have ever heard. I don't want to repeat this too many times but this truly brings up so many emotions that you just have to hear it to believe it. Yet again a five star review for yet again what is truly an amazing post rock album.

The Runaway | 5/5 |


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