Average User Score: 8.0Jun 11, 2013Not up to par with the band's previous effort in my opinion. Still a solid album but I feel like they are trying to do too many things, and spreading themselves quite thin as a result. It can't decide how much influence it wants to incorporate from any of the many genres it pays lip service to (post-rock, screamo, black metal, shoegaze) and suffers as a result.
What I'm most worried about is other interesting "blackgaze" albums being lost in the rather substantial hype, or being compared to Sunbather. This is a good album, but not one to define a genre by as many reviews suggest.… Expand