Fear Is Excruciating But Therein Lies The Answer Image
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  • Summary: The third instrumental album for the rock project started by Isis members Bryant Clifford Meyer and Jeff Caxide is its first since Josh Graham left in 2008.
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  1. It tops a fine collection that reveals the kind of production and songwriting progress that every band which treads water should aspire to.
  2. In its own right, The Fear... is an impressive piece of work. As inevitable as comparisons with their previous creations are, they shouldn’t detract from what is by anyone else’s standards a major achievement
  3. Red Sparowes can’t shake the post-rock stereotype--but occasionally they do point the way forward.
  4. Fans of the genre will likely find it to be one of the better releases of the year. It seems that Red Sparowes, though, are missing a special part of their sound and it's holding them back from becoming the band they could be and indeed, may well be with a future release.
  5. Without fail, The Fear rides that button down to a nub, going so far as to circle back on longer tracks to give the button another unnecessary push.
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