Review Summary: Moving Mountains creates amazing music from a hodge-podge of everyday genres and will totally blow your mind.2 of 2 thought this review was well written
Moving Mountains are a post-rock/indie band with elements of thrice thrown into the mix. That being said, I'll dive right into the album, as that is the best way to digest the music they create.
The album kicks off with Aphelion, my favorite of the short tracks. It opens with a beautiful mixture of reverse guitar, xylophone, and piano, and then halfway through the song impassioned screams echo out from the lead singer(sorry, don't know his name or anyone elses). After that is Cover The Roots/Lower the Stems which showcases the more post-rock/indie style and is actually quite good, especially the drumming. Alastika is the next track and you can really hear the similarities between them and Thrice, which is a good thing.
8105 is the longest song on the album clocking in at 8 and a half minutes. The track is good, although it tends to rely heavily on the post-rock aspect of their sound, which kind of makes it weaker than all the others. Bottom Feeder is a segway track into Sol Solis and is mostly ambience so there's really not much to say about it. Sol Solis, on the other hand, is a great little folk number where you really get to hear the vocal talents of the singer. He's got a good voice imo, but may be a little to high-pitched or nassally for some.
Grow on, Grow up, Grow out is one of their more melodic and ambient songs on the album, mixing the indie aspect of their style with almost shoegaze type ambience. Even the guitar adds to the atmosphere, which is quite uplifting and gorgeous. The Earth and The Sun slows the pace significantly, adding to that shoegaze element touched upon in the previous track, and is the perfect segway into my favorite track on the album, Ode We Will Bury Ourselves. This track is absolutely amazing, balancing the heaviness of Aphelion with the beauty of The Earth and The Sun. Also the singer gives a phenomenal performance, really showcasing his great range. All around the best song of this album, if not of their career.