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  • Record Label: Suicide Squeeze
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 12, 2014
    80
    Another Language’ opener ‘New Topia’ is quite starkly different to their early work, losing much of the dark overtones in favour of a gentle build and furious, ecstatic release. From a distance, it’s the kind of no-holds-barred heavy rock sound that Mogwai made their own, but This Will Destroy You take it a step further, pushing the whole recording into distortion.
  2. Sep 12, 2014
    80
    The gorgeous and haunting ending leaves more than a few questions unanswered, and begs listeners to play the album again from the start to seek them out once more.
  3. Sep 30, 2014
    80
    If this is post-rock, it’s in the purest sense of that prefix: it’s rock that goes beyond expectations for the genre, even while working within its confines, to somewhere that you sense its players aren’t quite accustomed to yet.
  4. Sep 12, 2014
    70
    Another Language is another good record that takes some risks, some more successful than others.
  5. Nov 6, 2014
    67
    You might find yourself wishing the band's music would spiral hellward at least once, but when the quartet hits its mark--burly "War Prayer," dramatic "Invitation," and majestic "New Topia"--it hits hard, stirring emotions like the soundtrack composers with whom the band should be competing in the first place.
  6. Sep 23, 2014
    60
    At times it's quite boring, but at times it's very good.
  7. Oct 8, 2014
    60
    For the most part, This Will Destroy You finds its footing on the slow burn, crawling along at a snail’s pace, rarely straying from an established formula (quiet, brooding intro, slow build/hard dynamic shift half to three quarters of the way through, louder still) that, over the course of a whole album, can be somewhat draining.

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  1. Oct 22, 2014
    6
    TWDY, what a great and different post-rock band. Ok. I said that. Now, this album set a new direction for them it seems...a super-insomniaTWDY, what a great and different post-rock band. Ok. I said that. Now, this album set a new direction for them it seems...a super-insomnia experimental phase. Is hard to listen if you are driving or at bed, i find my self lost trying to get a grip to some chord to not fall asleep. I guess i was expecting more melancholy and surprising songs than noisy endless experimental sounds. Expand