Sunday Soundcheck: Set 016

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This week...

This Will Destroy You

Tunnel Blanket - 2011

Moving On The Edges Of Things - 2010

This Will Destroy You - 2008

Young Mountain - 2006

Origin Point:
United States

Sounds Like:
Post Rock, Instrumental, Shoegaze, Experimental, Drone Metal, Ambient

This Will Destroy You is a band that has polarised opinion in their relatively short existence. Beginning as an outstanding example of the by-the-numbers post-rock sound, their musical direction changed significantly with the release of their EP Moving on the Edges of Things in 2010. Rather than the lush, melodic sound that they had garnered a reputation for producing, this EP delved deep into drone and ambient territories. The following album explores this concept further, to the point where the band is no longer, to some, recognisable.

While the two sounds are markedly different upon first listen, the more challenging nature of their latter work makes it more rewarding when one is in the right frame of mind to listen through. The slow build-up and layering of Rituals from the aforementioned EP is a particular favourite of mine, and it shares certain aesthetic cues from their earlier work; loss, redemption, and a melancholy of sorts.

To listen to their music, simply click on the album covers to be taken to their respective pages.

Now, I know the discussion of music can be an emotionally charged subject for some people, but I'm not claiming that anything is better than anything else. This is no more than a soap-box for me to promote music that I enjoy; maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't. That's fine.

If you've any recommendations based on this artist, or wish to promote some music that you yourself enjoy, please do so in the comments. Maybe I'll end up enjoying something enough to feature it myself.

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halcyonshores's avatar
Love them (:

here's one (or 2) for you..