Braveyoung
Will The Dust Praise You


4.0
excellent

Review

by Suicide Boy 777 USER (202 Reviews)
March 28th, 2013 | 19 replies | 2,053 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The brooding North Carolinian's return to deliver us another gloomy affair.

To this day We Are Lonely Animals still stands out to me as one of the best post-rock albums of modern times. It is a deep, heartfelt record that stitches together powerful song dynamics and musicianship with a independent character and a bleeding heart to boot. The songs were beautifully executed and seamlessly transitioned into the next melancholy chapter without ever losing it's momentum or becoming bland. In short, We Are Lonely Animals is a modern masterpiece. Don't believe me? Just listen to the ten minute epic The Light Narrows and tell me I'm wrong. This album is a crowning achievement for the upstart North Carolina based Braveyoung. An achievement that would be damn near impossible to top or even match. Since discovering them locally in Asheville way back in early 2011 I've kept close tabs on the band, hoping that one day they would release something new.

One year later Braveyoung would release something new. An EP that went by the title Will The Dust Praise You. It follows in the same emotionally jarring, cinematic vein of We Are Lonely Animals but instead of replicating themselves musically with another post-rock/metal hybrid Braveyoung undertook a more minimalist, modern classical influenced route. The dynamics became softer, the piano became the music's driving force and the song structures became more spacious. Tremolo picking was minimized but it was not cast out negatively. The buildups and crescendos too were rendered obsolete but it matters little because Braveyoung excels at creating tense, mournful music regardless of what genre they play. And that ability to effortlessly cross genres and adapt to new surroundings is why they are such great musicians. I'm fully confident that they can be prolific at whatever musical direction they decide to experiment with next.

Will The Dust Praise You is a worthy successor to the stellar We Are Lonely Animals and a logical musical progression for Braveyoung's sound. Although short, coming in at exactly twenty minutes, Will The Dust Praise You is an astonishing release that should continue to garner attention from music enthusiasts all over. Fans of ambient, post-rock, classical, darkwave or really just instrumental music in general should love this. I recommend it.



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scissorlocked
March 28th 2013


3509 Comments


seems good

will probably have to check We Are Lonely Animals first

BallsToTheWall
March 28th 2013


44305 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngqVW3jxaIA

Do yourself a favor and listen to this.

Digging: Tiamat - Clouds

BallsToTheWall
March 28th 2013


44305 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I have, that's true, but that doesn't mean I need to gift wrap everything for you lazy bastards. Perhaps you should show a little more initiative.

Asdfp277
March 28th 2013


1088 Comments


like 5 secs after balls' comment. obsessive trolling, ok.

BallsToTheWall
March 28th 2013


44305 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Carry on being a cocksucker then.

botb
March 28th 2013


9673 Comments


band is awesome but i liked them as giant better

BallsToTheWall
March 28th 2013


44305 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Been meaning to hear them tbh. Just never got around to them.

Asdfp277
March 28th 2013


1088 Comments


balls: the song you linked is not from this album lol. sounds pretty ok/good

Ignimbrite
March 28th 2013


5331 Comments


Listen to these guys' collab with The Body. It's actually fucking amazing.

seedofnothing
March 28th 2013


3425 Comments


im interested in hearing this

scissorlocked
March 28th 2013


3509 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngqVW3jxaIA

Do yourself a favor and listen to this.


well, this is really good! probably better than the tons of post-crap floating out there




BallsToTheWall
March 28th 2013


44305 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I know ASD, its just an intro I gave to the band.
Will do Ign
Agreed scissor, these guys and In The Hearts of Emperors in particular stand out.


Asdfp277
March 28th 2013


1088 Comments


balls: it did its job, then. not the best thing ever, but better than most post-rock i've heard.

BallsToTheWall
March 28th 2013


44305 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Found this band in a local magazine and I believe they are working on another ep right now.. Asheville fucking rules btw, I gotta visit there again.

New song.
http://www.cvltnation.com/sunday-december-31-1995-braveyoung-single-streaming-review/

BallsToTheWall
March 28th 2013


44305 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

What part of NC are you in Andcas?

BallsToTheWall
March 28th 2013


44305 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah, that's it.

Cygnatti
March 29th 2013


21352 Comments


gotta check this

Digging: Jon Hopkins - Immunity

zaruyache
March 31st 2013


6428 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Rock 'em sock 'em post-rock.

Digging: CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe

felixcat
April 22nd 2013


11 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this girl im talking to really likes this band

gonna download it for her shell be impressed im so cool





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