Explosions In The Sky, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever

Tim Chester

By Tim Chester

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
The second album from the reigning kings of post-rock.

It's perhaps testament to the level of reverence offered to EITS that the Texan outfit has been invited to curate the prestigious All Tomorrow's Party festival in the UK, a bi-annual celebration of high calibre alt. indie. This, their first album proper, was the first time they proved themselves worthy of the hype. It takes less than a minute to establish "Greet Death" as one of Explosions 'hardest numbers; a thunderous rumble of guitars leaps from the speakers and continues until the synthesised squeal at the end, which will having you jumping out of whatever seat you're in when you hear it. While The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place is also a stunning album (in particular "The Birth And Death Of The Day"), Those Who Tell The Truth really sees EITS flex their noise muscles.