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THIS WILL DESTROY YOU

This Will Destroy You

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.83 | 37 ratings

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TCat
4 stars Just like their EP "Young Mountain", which was their first studio recording, "This Will Destroy You" gets it right again with their debut full length album. This is post-rock that follows the basic formula of slow moving, beautiful instrumentals that typically build to intense and slow crescendos over the length of each track. What makes TWDY distinctive is that their music is based off of lovely themes and the band builds on these usually simple themes to create emotional and sometimes noisy blasts of energy by the time the individual track is finished. If you want a good idea of what they typical post-rock track should sound like, then this is the album you need to listen to.

Many post-rock bands have tried this basic formula, but most of them haven't made it work as well as what this band has. While it is true that several of the best bands have expanded the boundaries of post-rock away from this formula, this album stays loyal to the sound, but their melodies and themes can totally immerse you into each beautiful track, while others bands seem to lack the ability to do this or don't have the ability to keep your interest especially on the longer tracks. I never seem to have this problem with TWDY.

I find this album totally immersive as the simple themes draw you in and make your heart pound as they build in intensity. Even using this music as background music can have a good effect on you in a subliminal way, but the best way to listen is to be in a melancholy mood first of all and then just let yourself be taken away by the music as it coasts along and picks up the momentum to make it feel like you are soaring above everything. I have considered this band one of the best post-rock bands out there, and after discovering them on this site several years ago, I still feel the same way about them. Unfortunately, there is nothing groundbreaking about their music and the albums usually end up with 4 stars, but they have taken a sound and perfected it and that is why I love their sound.

TCat | 4/5 |

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