A Burning Water
We Can See The Sky From Here


4.5
superb

Review

by Ty USER (11 Reviews)
September 19th, 2010 | 9 replies | 3,256 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Awesome album, awesome band. I just covered the main standout songs of this album, all the songs that remained non-mentioned are also great, but not nearly of the same par as the standouts... Go get this album, it's only 10 bucks on Amazon.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

Honestly, I bought this album on a whim. I was sitting on Pandora, listening to some music. I had typed in This Will Destroy You, and was listening to music similar to it... You know how Pandora goes. I went through some average, mundane post-rock songs... Sounded like the same stuff I'd heard over and over again. But then, Instrumental by A Burning Water came on. The track immediately caught me off guard, starting out with clean, resonating acoustic guitars, then melting into a heavier feel. A few trumpets came into the picture, and made the song absolutely incredible. It is still among my favorites today...
So, I went onto Amazon.com and found, to my surprise, that I had 20 dollars in my account. I bought "We Can See The Sky From Here" right away, no hesitation.
One of the best purchases I've made.

What sets this band apart from most bands of this Alternative/emo/hardcore genre, is the creativity of their songs, and the diversity. There are songs on the album, such as This Is a Test that sounds pretty generic. But then there are songs on this album that are incredible, such as A Passing Wish. You'd expect it to have some sort of heavy screaming in it, or a climax area. But, instead, it sticks to an amazing, steady, beat. The vocals in this song stand out a huge amount. They remain clean throughout the entirety of the song, and sound incredible through and through. A Passing Wish is among the best songs on the album.
Then, there's These Ruins, which does have screaming in it, but it's not overdone, it actually is refreshing to hear, instead of annoying. Then, there are clean vocals.
Instrumental, which I mentioned earlier, comes right before the closer of the album. I'll say it again, it is a fantastic song.

Then, the closer comes along, Patience Is Me. It is an excellent ending to an excellent album. It starts out slow, and builds, and builds, and builds, until the end hits. I'd say, the ending is almost reminiscent of the ending to Good Morning Captain, by Slint. However, the ending to this song is more layered, and longer lived than Good Morning Captain. Of course, Good Morning Captain outdoes this song by a great deal, however, I do think Patience Is Me has a similar feel.

Sadly, since this release, the band hasn't said anything about their whereabouts, or if they're working on a new album... Basically, it's been about 4 or so years since anything about this band has been announced... I'm assuming they are no more. But, I really hope they're still around, I'd love to get my hands on another album by them and see how they could possibly top “We Can See The Sky From Here.”



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morrissey
Moderator
September 19th 2010



1688 Comments


"(Sorry for any mistakes, it's late, and my hands are numb because it was cold outside... Haha, I just came inside.)"

Now is your time to fix any mistakes...

Just from glancing over the review you've got a few errors like "mundaine" and "their working", try running it through a spell/grammar check.



North0House
September 19th 2010



1764 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

That's a good idea lol.
Hey, it's my first review. For some reason, my grammar check on Opera died, which really irritates me.
I'll fix it up.

North0House
September 19th 2010



1764 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I can't believe I used the wrong form of "There, their, they're." I hate when people use that in the wrong way, I can't believe I did that myself. Next time, I'll reread the review before I submit it.

morrissey
Moderator
September 19th 2010



1688 Comments


It's no big deal. We are all anxious to get our reviews out there but that extra bit of proofreading always helps. They weren't major errors it just made me chuckle a bit that instead of typing the caveat you could have fixed the 2-3 issues in seconds. :p

Thanks, and we look forward to more of your contributions in the future.

sexpoi
September 24th 2010



597 Comments


yeah me too, not bad for a first

North0House
September 25th 2010



1764 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Lol, thanks. I'll keep on posting stuff when I get the chance.

You guys should definitely do that, Instrumental's the stand-out on the album for sure. At least for me.

North0House2
April 5th 2011



5614 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I miss them.

Digging: Horseback - Piedmont Apocrypha

North0House2
January 31st 2012



5614 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Me too.

North0House2
January 31st 2012



5614 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Just realized that, whoever submitted the track listing missed a song. 'Missiles and Markers' should be on there.

Also, the album I art I have is totally different.
No big deal though.

I might review this again, a little over a year and a half later.



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