Monday, February 4, 2013

Moths - Moths



01. Jupitari
02. Gold Ghost
03. Transit
04. You've Reached Marshall
05. Asteral
06. Perseids

The fact that this band is a three-piece is pretty impressive. All of the instruments are ducking and weaving nearly constantly, and all three band members are singing over it. The drum beats on 'Gold Ghost' make it seem that Alex Blanchard is engaged in a super long fill. The mathy cacophony that erupts in 'Gold Ghost' is set up perfectly by 'Jupitari', which is an almost dreamy post-rock influenced instrumental track. The coolest part of this release to me is that the moment you get settled and think you know what to expect, Moths throws your expectations out the window and dives into something else. The nimble riffing jumps into thick and heavy breakdowns effortlessly, and higher post-rock riffs recall the dreamy introduction, but now the dreams are crushing. The ten and a half minute long 'Perseids' closes out the record, showcasing all of the various facets of Moths in one tour de force track. The flow of this record is one of its greatest strengths. Each song flows into the next, and quieter instrumentals link the heavier songs and create a vibe that encompasses the entire release. This was most certainly meant to be digested whole, and it is better for it.

Reviewed by Justin.

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6 comments :

  1. THIS ALBUM CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER.

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  2. The basedgod told me this album is how he got his bitches

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  3. they remind me of sloom.

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  4. This is a Sloom/Giant Battle Monster side project.

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  5. One of the coolest bands I've seen. Awesome.

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