Album Review: Post Death Soundtrack | It Will Come Out of Nowhere
Written by Slone Fox
Post Death Soundtrack, the Vancouver-based doom metal/experimental rock duo, has released the ambitious new album It Will Come Out of Nowhere. Post Death Soundtrack cannot be held down or pigeon-holed into one single genre of music with their new album which brings to life an intricate mix of various musical genres. The newly-released album is something special, with the band releasing not only a limited edition double vinyl, but also a CGI music video for the album.
It Will Come Out of Nowhere is the album to listen to when you want to explore a mix of different styles.The albums begins with the bands single "Chosen Sons". This introduction to the album sets the dark, creeping tone which continues throughout the remaining tracks. The light, emotionally driven vocals compliment the song as a whole, bringing a brighter tone to it. This contrasts with the song as it overlays the dark gloomy instrumental backing. A tension fills the entire song, with the pulling and nagging instruments in the back setting an atmospheric feel. Mid-way, the song stops before suddenly exploding into a louder, stronger and more impactful punch. It's a great beginning to set off the journey the album brings.
"Dark Matter," a song covering an entirely different take from the beginning track on the album, brings a raw feel compared to the songs prior. This change still manages to maintain the clear sound of the album. More and more layers unfold through the song's progression, setting the finale to an outburst of heavy, energy-filled emotions. Rough guitars and vocal screams are layered together, creating a dense atmosphere. The song is just one of the multitude of various styles the duo displays in the album.
It Will Come Out of Nowhere ends with "Bridge Burner." A ten minute epic, the track is yet another change of pace as the song is lead with psychedelic guitar. This does not stray from the sound, which maintains the duo's uniqueness. With screaming taking the forefront, the lead line of the guitar places you in a trance, and constant drums fill every bit of airspace. The song transitions into a slower tempo with a display of vocal harmonies and melodic guitar riffs that slowly build into a multi-layered monster, clawing and growing slowly. With the bass leading the way and the guitar following, the song creates a murky feel. With sounds of a roughed up, panting man constantly in the back, followed with inaudible voices, this dark tone leads the song to an end. The song slows and finally concludes with drums and guitars fading into what is all that is left: silence.
Post Death Soundtrack gives me hope in the potential of Vancouver’s music scene, and makes me anxious to hear this live. The album effortlessly blends various genres and continues to expand on the sound developing throughout the album. Despite all the different genres and styles, it still feels like the duo maintains their own take on each and every song. If you are looking for something new, experimental, and atmospheric. This album is a must listen.