Rating:
9.2
Constants - The Murder Of Tom Fitzgerril
2006


01. Walking Dead In East Texas
02. Robotica And Lobotomy
03. The Murder OF Tom Fitzgerril
04. When Stars Dilate


Genre: Post-Rock, Post-Hardcore, Sludge.
Label: Radar Recordings
Country: USA
Length: 37:08

Line-Up:
Vocals, Guitars: Will Benoit
Bass: Orion Wainer
Drums, Sampler: Duncan Rich


An album like this one is really hard to explain; Constants plays post-rock in the vein of Explosions In The Sky, Mono or maybe Mogwai but they add an aggressive feeling to their music which makes it sound like post-hardcore/Sludge ala Isis or Cult Of Luna. So it's in fact very interesting music with a fairly good mix of genres if you know what I mean.

The energy and intensity that this record delivers is really impressive and unexpected; you'll find four long songs, each one with a different vibe surrounding it, those tunes are incredibly well structured and processed for you to easily drown in the beautiful images created by the chords played, the words yelled, the beats conveyed and the thoughts portrayed. Albums like this one are hard to find, the ones that create shades and images with the music; this kind of records were available when music was not about selling records or looking good for cameras, fortunately Constants were able to release this EP, once you hear it you'll understand what I'm trying to say believe me.

I usually don't write about songs separately, but this time I really have to. The title song alone ("The Murder Of Tom Fitzgerril") deserves a 10 on its own; this third track offers 13 minutes of the most amazing music I've heard in years, it goes from depressive tones to aggressive riffs and then explodes into a chaotic wrath to finally end with a slow-paced epilogue. Believe me, it's actually an orgasmic song, I am not overreacting, this tune is in fact one of the most shocking musical experiences I've ever had since I became a reviewer 2 years ago. I just wish they would have added this song in the end as "When The Stars Dilate", being as good as it is, it's not the best closure for "The Murder Of Tom Fitzgerril"

I can see this band achieving greater things in the future and I can't wait to hear a Full-Length album; I highly recommend this album to every single person in this planet, the versatility presented in this EP will please even the most elitist ears and it will suit in every CD collection around the world. I'm not giving a perfect score because "The Murder OF Tom Fitzgerril" is still unpolished in execution matters, but I'm sure the masterpiece will come really soon.

Performance: 8
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 10
Production: 9


 


written by Herzebeth | 14.07.2006



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Brother Of Steel - 15.07.2006 at 00:18  
hmm i have to add this one to my wish list. this stuff sounds prom ising enough to me!

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