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THE FALLENT HOST

Blueneck

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.33 | 8 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars Second full-length album by the post-rock assemble Blueneck!

And this album clearly follows the path of the previous album, with the typical intense crescendos (Low, Lilitu?), tortured piano melodies, mellow and sad vocals and slightly distorted guitars which become fierce and much more intense in the named crescendos.

Sadly, I also find that the band did not know how to evolve enough for this second work, because it sounds almost identical as in their debut, being almost indistinguishable sometimes. Moreover, the compositions in The Fallen Host are also not so inspired and lack the impact that the ones in Scars of the Midwest had.

Best Tracks: Low (beautiful crescendo at the end), Weaving Spiders Come Not Here (great title for a song and beautiful melodies) and Lilitu (the most powerful song of the album, with tons of distortion towards the end)

Conclusion: if you don't know this band, I recommend you start with their debut album Scars of the Midwest, because The Fallen Host is almost identical but with a bit less quality and originality.

But please don't take me wrong... The Fallen Host is a good post-rock album, truly melancholic and with beautiful playing and singing. It just lacks a bit of magic!

My rating: ***

The Crow | 3/5 |

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