Review Summary: If you miss out on this opportunity to hear something totally different to the normal stuff you're into, You'll be missing out on something truely special.
Bands like Alexisonfire, Thrice, Isis and God Is An Astronaut
are the at the top of their genre's respectively. Here is a band that doesn't want to be in a specified genre, and I'm not going to make a genre name up for them. This is what I can do for you though, If you like any or all of the bands mentioned... This is what this band is.
I got this album as a recommendation and I have to say that when I put on the album opener The Glory Of Alone
, I was like great, another God Is An Astronaut
clone. I was wrong, after two minutes of so the music breaks out of it's mold and into a short chunky sludge-like riff with some typical post-hardcore vocals before jumping into a foot tapping happy riff. This continues for a minute or so before heading into what seems like the heavier side of a God Is An Astronaut
track. The only difference is there is a repeated scream over the top which ads to the atmosphere tenfold. He screams "For everyone, My parting(body?) won't forget"
which is repeated until the end of the song, with a nice inclusion of a breakdown near the end.
This is the basics of most of the first part of the album, Until Jet Ring Sent
unleashes it's late 80's/early 90's metal chugs and is generally heavier through-out. Now this is where I stopped the album because I had stuff to do, The only song that left an impression on me at that point in time was The Glory Of Alone
and I was thinking to myself that the vocals are very irksome to me since I'm not used to all these genre's being smashed together. It turns out I just needed time to let the vocals sink in, Just like any Post-Metal album, really. I came back and put my expensive headphones back on and turned the volume up really loud to get the full effect. I was totally blown away by the albums stand-out track Beneath One Silent Orchestra
. It had every aspect I wanted to hear from these guys, It takes the ideas from The Glory Of Alone
and puts them into one song in such a perfect way, That it became the turning point in the album. You know when you listen to an album and one song finally clicks with you the rest soon follow? Yes, that's one of those songs.
If you thought The Coma Recovery
possibly couldn't do anything different , just take a look at the last 3 songs on the album. You'll see that each song is far longer than anything else they've done, and you just get that feeling that you're in for an epic ride through to the end. These tracks have everything, soft instrumental interludes, breakdowns, screams and headbangable riffs. Every one is a memorable moment that once you get accustomed to the the songs, you can't wait until these moments come up. Just like any great progressive record. If you miss out on this opportunity to hear something totally different to the normal stuff you're into, You'll be missing out on something truely special.
The Glory Of Alone
Beneath One Silent Orchestra
Charm Of A Pessimist
Fifteen Minute Hourglass