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Explosions In The Sky


Post Rock/Math rock

2.84 | 55 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars 3,5 stars really!!!

EITS's debut album is certainly an impressive start but by all means is not quite an innovative to say the least. Their sound hovers between GYBE!, DMST and Tarentel. Since those three groups are already close enough sound wise, was there really a need for yet another post-rock outfit? I am not sure the answer is positive although EITS has many things going for itself, most notably a rather impressive guitar front, more concise "song" writing and do make albums that hold fewer flaws than the master of the genre do. Fewer flaws but also fewer highlights too: no irritating lengthy film dialogues and tighter song structures, but a lack of depth (in spite of the great guitar) and therefore musical dynamics, and no spine-chilling crescendos (GYBE! still being a reference) and no string section.

I would say that the interest of EITS is that they take a proved formula and erase the flaws and they also have some really endearing artwork sleeves (this one plus their third album Earth INACDP) but lack a real original and personal artistic statement. Simply a déjà-vu - or rather a déjà-entendu feel!!! And this in itself is enough to make it lose enough credit as not be essential.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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