Posted by: will | April 1, 2008

Best New Music – This Will Destroy You


This Will Destroy You “This Will Destroy You” (Magic Bullet)


Two things to start this review off. First, have you ever noticed how post-rock instrumental bands have the most melodramatic names? This Will Destroy You, Explosions In The Sky, and Godspeed You Black Emperor! just to name a few. Secondly, as assinine as the term post-rock is, when listening to This Will Destroy You the term actually makes sense. This Will Destroy You are huge, expansive, wide open and completely beyond normal rock music. This is what it is supposed to sound like, right? The band’s debut, Young Mountain, was a solid yet somewhat unspectacular entry into the instrumental rock journal. The band’s second album is a different story though. It certainly shows a depth and willingness to expand. No more is the band content with the normal ebb and flow of the soft/loud dynamic. With more attention given towards creating atmospheres, This Will Destroy You put forth a gripping album full of glorious highs and desperate lows. Creating an instrumental canvas of vivid colors and cinematic scenes, This Will Destroy You are approaching the majestic imagery of Sigur Ros. While I have found myself involuntarily retreating from instrumental rock in the last couple of years, This Will Destroy You might just have what it takes to bring me back. With their second effort, the band has put down a massive gauntlet for all their peers to step up to.

Genre: Instrumental/Rock

RIYL: Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky, Sigur Ros


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