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This Will Come To Pass


4.0
excellent

Review

by Adam Thomas STAFF
August 24th, 2013 | 17 replies


Release Date: 06/01/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This Will Come To Pass is a resounding triumph for a band with one foot pushing forward and one rooted in the past.

Calculator are one of Los Angeles' best kept secrets. Their at times messy, but oh so artfully put together, brand of off kilter screamo has been breaking walls and PA's at many a DIY art space and punk house since 2007, but it wasn't until 2011's New Forms that Calculator started to come into their own. Don't get me wrong, their debut These Roots Grow Deep is a blistering effort but from a young band still finding their footing in the not so distant memories of Orchid and City of Caterpillar. So here we are, three years removed from the hinting of so much more on New Forms, and Calculator have fucking delivered. Big time. This Will Come To Pass is the statement that those who have been following the band since they were in their teenage years have been waiting for – not in that it has ushered some great change in their controlled chaos, but in the simple refinements that have removed the clutter, leaving behind only the most affecting and emotional moments. Every chord, every frenetic drum beat, every broken scream hits just a little too close to home and it's all the better for it. Furthermore the pacing of the record is brilliant. There is nary a moment where the musical ground isn't in a constantly shifting connect the dots-like motion that snakes its way to a much bigger picture in the end. This Will Come to Pass is a record built on tension. Even in its softest moments it feels as though the entire sheen on noisy guitars and emotive yells is only seconds away from breaking apart, crashing down into a well of uncomfortable introverted feedback. It is a credit to the force that is Calculator that in this day of assembly line screamo bands, not only have they created a record that is uniquely their own, but they have done so by staying true to the ideals and sounds of the genre's storied past.



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Athom
Staff Reviewer
August 23rd 2013


17213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is available from their bandcamp as a pay what you want download. I suggest you pick it up.

http://calc.bandcamp.com/

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Kris.
August 23rd 2013


12345 Comments


redskyformiles rises from the ashes like the phoenix

Calc
August 23rd 2013


12185 Comments


"http://calc.bandcamp.com/"

I approve.

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Kman418
August 23rd 2013


10463 Comments


i heard they're hot cross worship

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Gwyn.
August 23rd 2013


15078 Comments


kris have I mentioned that your avy is fantastic

CaptainDooRight
August 23rd 2013


29130 Comments


Didn't know Calc wrote music.

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Calc
August 23rd 2013


12185 Comments


don't say that or I'll get sued capt

Athom
Staff Reviewer
August 23rd 2013


17213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@kman you heard wrong.

IbenizGEO1
August 23rd 2013


2258 Comments


calc your avatar is gonna give someone a seizure

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 24th 2013


1664 Comments


as someone with epilepsy, I can safely say that your avatar does not affect me :]

dimsim3478
August 24th 2013


5009 Comments


Rules.

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toxin.
August 24th 2013


12410 Comments


"Their at times messy"

iwasnvrurbf
August 24th 2013


626 Comments


I got rec'd this band, need to check em out

Calc
August 24th 2013


12185 Comments


"as someone with epilepsy, I can safely say that your avatar does not affect me :]"

that's all I needed to see thank you.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
August 24th 2013


17213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@toxin their is being used as a possessive in regards to the brand of screamo. It's a long sentence.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 24th 2013


1664 Comments


"their...brand"

Mort.
January 25th 2014


3598 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah this is excellent, definitely deserves way more attention.

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