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REVIEW: Explosions In The Sky – The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place

Band:Explosions In The Sky
Album: The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
Release: 2003
Label: Temporary Residence Limited
Genre: Post-rock

As a genre, post-rock seems to be one of the more all-encompassing ones, and also compatible with other genres. The general definition of long compositions and layered guitar melodies have resulted in a variety such as Sigur Rós and Mogwai, but influences can also be heard in other places from indie rock to black metal. So it is expected that a lot of bands are going to try and push the boundaries as to how post-rock can be defined. On the other side, there are those who stay comfortably in the bounds and focus on using formulae to create good music. It is in this latter group which Explosions In The Sky fall, and is both their strength and their downfall.