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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada E.P. CD (album) cover


Godspeed You! Black Emperor


Post Rock/Math rock

4.43 | 193 ratings

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4 stars The album develops the sound and craftmanship of the band, especially when it comes to the first masterful track "Moya". There isn't a single weak second when listening to it. The first evidence to that is a combination of melancholic violin and cello that make you feel being alone in a small dark room with a clear motive developing. The second distinct part with classic post-rock distorted guitar, drums and bass is majestic as usual, taking each beat proudly and wandering around. The peak is reached with two guitars, one providing colourful riffs in the background and lead guitar with menacing melody. Drums become very intensive. Violin finishes the song on a calm note, afterwards.

The second, longer track "Blaise Bailey Finnegan III" starts with a memorable interview due to its contents, sinister intensity and music copying the intensity of voice. With repeated listenings, it becomes annoying to me, music would do without meaningless words and negative emotions. Was this to show the radical left views of the band? The typical post-rock part with two guitars comes only after 7 minutes marred by another monologue but not for long. Great drumming with guitar echoes coupled with violin conjure up real power. Classical music moments with cello and violin let the listener forget about the negative emotions from the dialogue in the beginning of the track.

This album has 5 stars for its creativity and originality and 4 stars for the composition and execution.

sgtpepper | 4/5 |


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