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Friday, December 28, 2012

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR / 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! [2012]

A decade after their last full-length album, experimental post art-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor return with their suffocating and haunting 4th album, 2012's 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Returning in fine form with all the necessary ingredients to make a wonderful Godspeed album, the act gets as loud as they were on their first album. 'Allelujah!  nods it's head to Ennio Morricone and Middle Eastern music through a sonic wall of distortion, drones and battle drums, as it melds beauty with chaos in the most majestic of spine-chilling style.  
After a decade of silence, Godspeed returns to a musical genre that's nearly buried itself in inane snobbish silliness and shows them all how it's properly done.

5 gamelan ensembles out of 5

Songs Of Note: MladicThe Helicoptors' Sing

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