Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Pianos Become The Teeth - The Lack Long After (2011)
Screamo supremo. One of my most anticipated releases this year and it definitely hits hard. The band seem to have condensed the sound of their last outing somewhat, opting for a thicker, darker sound than we've heard from them in the past. The post-rock influence we've come to expect still comes through, but this time around the band seem to have focused more on building a stormy atmosphere. Even the quieter sections have a heaviness to them, eschewing the twinkly style of Old Pride in favor of more brooding bits that are at times reminiscent of Funeral Diner, the whole affair backed by some of the most badass drumming the scene can offer. Kyle's vocals have also improved, now including some really emotive sing/shouting along with his usual outright howl, and the lyricism is as inspired as ever. Really can't praise this band enough, please go out and see them while they are on tour this fall, they put on a really good show.
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