1 of 2 thought this review was well written
Thursday's latest offering is entitled "War all the time", and consists of many strong songs offering hard-hitting beautiful music.
Geoff Rickly's voice dominates the songs which are filled with variety of both really melodic mellow moments, as well as harder screaming parts.
In fact, it's become one of my favourite cd's and is probably my #1 candidate for album of the year.
1)For the workforce, Drowning 9,5/10
A great start to the album. Awesome use of
octave chords, as well as powerful walls of heavily distorted guitars.
A high-energy song!
2)Between rupture and rapture 9/10
A beautiful song with great variety. A great chorus with screaming and
melodic singing over octave chords. Nice drumming as well!
3)Division Street 9/10
Starts out with a cool mix of bass guitar and drums which sounds mysterious.
Overall strong melodies and a great depth in the sound.
Well....another 9, and this album continues to impress me.
4)Signals over the air 9/10
The first single off this album
A nice semi-distorted guitar riff enters early in the song. It sounds really
cool. Great lyrics and a catchy chorus but the awesome bridge is however, what seals the 9.
5)Marches and maneuvers 8,5/10
An unpredictable song (yeah that's a good thing)Starts off with a long and soft mid-tempo intro,
before it breaks out into a beautiful chaotic verse,
which takes us to the chorus that's a development of the verse. Really good song. This one deserves a 8,5.
6)Asleep in the chapel 10/10
A great intro which starts off with a clean guitar, before breaking out in a beautiful octave chord riff which kicks your ***.
An unpredictable verse before the beautiful octave chord riff is used again in the chorus.
Again we get to hear the trademark Thursday sound with those loud walls of heavy guitars accompanying Geoff Rickley's unique
and great voice. Great!
7)This song is brought to you by a falling bomb 8/10
A ballad with only Geoff's voice and a piano. Good song but short and kind of one-sided.
REALLY great lyrics.
8)Steps ascending 9,5/10
Nice drumming and chorus, but what really makes this song is the ending starting somewhere at the 2:40 mark,
which is a really beautiful piece of music. When I say beautiful I mean BEAUTIFUL. really beautiful. I'm in love with it.
It's perhaps the best moment of the whole album.
9)War all the time 10/10
Hands down, this is probably the best song off this album. A beautiful haunting song with great lyrics. It's kind of calm, but turns
harder as we move further inside the song.
A great vocal performance by Geoff Rickly, and wonderful guitars as well as great drumming. I can't give any less than a 10.
This is probably the weakest song off the album, but it's still defenitely worth listening too. The weird ending with radiohead-sounding
music adds a little to the song, but it comes off weak in comparisation to War all the time.
11)Tomorrow I'll be you 9/10
An ending worthy of this masterpiece album. A diverse song which really sound like a "last song". It's hard to explain why, but it does.
The song is over 4 minutes long, but still seems to end quite suddenly.
I'll give this a 5/5