The Secret Of Elena's Tomb [EP] - ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
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  • Summary: Trail of Dead fans waiting for the band's follow-up to 2002's 'Source Tags & Codes' will have to make do, for now, with this 5-track EP (which also contains three videos).
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  1. 88
    The best element... isn't the driving guitars or relentless percussion, it's the ability to step up and actually better their sound. [#5, p.91]
  2. 83
    Trail of Dead temper their thrash with welcome doses of art rock. [Jun 2003, p.109]
  3. These five songs show the band branching off into some surprising directions. [Jun 2003, p.103]
  4. Almost as solid as their last full-length, even as it makes a couple slight departures from their sound.
  5. As a whole, The Secret of Elena's Tomb is a compendium of many of the things Trail of Dead have been to date: provocative lyricists, well-honed musicians, and now film directors.
  6. The record is experimental in the truest sense, each of its tracks signifying a possible point of departure.
  7. Only vaguely hints at what the future holds, relying mostly on its tried and true formula of layered, epic rock and raw, pounding emotion.

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