The Antlers
Undersea


4.5
superb

Review

by HelplessnessBlues USER (4 Reviews)
August 3rd, 2012 | 8 replies | 849 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "When I was checking vitals, I suggested a smile/ You didn't talk for a while, you were freezing"

I have been keeping my eye on The Antlers for quite some time now and I have noticed that their work can have quite different effects. For instance, Hospice, as the title suggests is a very depressing and sobering yet magnificent album. Burst Apart departs from this, showing a lighter side to their music. Undersea, their newest release, gives the magnificent feeling of drifting at sea along with the solitude and finality that goes along with it. The great thing this band has mastered is the grand ability to create atmospheres that immerse you completely and totally and, in my honest opinion, are not meant for a casual listen but rather to be enjoyed as you would a piece of artwork. Naysayers may cry that these songs are all very similar to songs done in the past. And while this may be true, they evoke entirely different meanings and sensations than they may have on another work.

This album starts out on a strong note and nowhere falls to a whimper all along the way. Since this EP is only a few bucks, I would urge you to at the very least buy it on there if you don't feel like shelling out for the actual hard copy. I believe this EP shows a great direction this band is headed on.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
HelplessnessBlues
August 3rd 2012


59 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

here's my review.

MagmaWalrus
August 3rd 2012


242 Comments


This is way way too short, but what's there is pretty well written.

HelplessnessBlues
August 3rd 2012


59 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah, i know its pretty short.

HelplessnessBlues
August 3rd 2012


59 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

foxxxy, no sarcasm lol

Graveyard
August 3rd 2012


5728 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I wish this album was as great as your review makes it out to be

Digging: Sugary Sweet Machines - Controlled Breathing

HelplessnessBlues
August 3rd 2012


59 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm sorry you don't care for it.

808muzik
August 3rd 2012


941 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

But the album is exactly as he describes it.

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

HelplessnessBlues
August 3rd 2012


59 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks muzik



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