…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – Tao of the Dead (2011)

Posted: March 10, 2011 by Is This Revolutionary? in Album, Reviews
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I AM SO FRIGGING HAPPY FOR THIS ALBUM.

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead is on a musical upswing. They pretty much hit musical rock-bottom in 2005-2006 with their albums Worlds Apart (which I actually enjoy a select few songs off of) and So Divided.  What came after was The Century of Self, which was not their best work, but showed a definite improvement I was excited about. …Trail of Dead was making a resurgence, and this album is definite proof that they are back on top.

The sound of this album brings back memories of Source Tags & Codes, with their killer guitar riffs and the lovely Conrad Keely‘s voice. The best part about this album is that it doesn’t feel as cluttered with noise as they were in ’05-’06. They stopped being so…I don’t know, experimental for the sake of being experimental and went back to their roots. The problem I have describing this album is that I don’t know what to say without being redundant. They have a sound unlike any other, and definitely deserve your listen. Favorite song, “Weight of the Sun”.

Rating: I really, really enjoyed this album. I feel like it had everything they were lacking during their lull and they’ve come back to indie greatness. 4.5/5 kegs.

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