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This review is from: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven [VINYL] (Vinyl)
Ok, simply the pure excellency that Godspeed creates.
This is generally seen as their best, But personally F# A# (Infinity) is superiour to this one, one of my few five-star records.
It contains the heaviest piece of music ever created, "Static". It begins with a preacher speaking of dark serpentines and gods inside us, etc.
And it gradually evolves into this crushing, pounding explosion. Not even the SWANS are heavier. Sleep is the highlight though. Pure beauty.
Storm is godspeed the way it should be. Antennas to heaven is somewhat labored, most of it consists of ambient guitars and such, and all of a sudden
the music kicks in, but only for a minute. Then it drags for five more, then it kicks in again. The rest of the track are the ambience. This would be 5 stars
if it weren't for that particular track.
Still, the vinyl version of it is excellent, with great artwork and a neat gatefold. It is also more special than two discs with two songs each, which I had avoided
because I hate double cd's for some reason. With the vinyl, it's one track per side, and more normal to me.
This is a somewhat difficult record, you might not want to go with this first. I recommend Slow riot for zero new kanada or F# A# Infinity first, as they are much easier to get into. Then you should give this one a go. I can't direct to a particular audience though, as they are truly, one of a kind.
Fans of post-rock or symphonic rock is the closest I can come, but if you're a fan of those genres (particullary post-rock) and haven't heard this, I find that pretty strange as this band pretty much created the new wave of post-rock and are all over the place. Still, do as I say, or else you might die unhappy.