Astronoid - Astronoid
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 48 ratings
Liked by 1 person
February 1, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Blood Music / Label
Post-Metal / Genres
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The cover looks like it belongs to a book about trading stocks and the songs sound like it too!

The whole package is boring!
Too samey? Definitely. Astronoid create some very nice soundscapes here though. The vocals are sublime and remind me a lot of the ethereal tones of Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie. It's a strange contrast of triumphant sadness. The vocal range is lacking a lot though unfortunately and is probably the biggest criticism I have of this. Still, I'm enjoying it.
God this sounds wet
Astronoid's self-titled sophomore effort pares back the heaviness of their first album Air, which really holds this album back for me. The band is trying too hard to be too many things. One one hand the metal influence of blackgaze sometimes pokes through, but the band simultaneously clumsily applies a shoegaze-y film over these tracks, sounding like a strange mutant combination of Deafheaven and Nothing, while never quite pulling off either.

Favourite Tracks:

A New Color
I Wish I ... read more
It's djenty, it's shoegazey, it's... a bit bland?

Despite the uplifting nature and dreamy atmosphere of this album, it turns out that the music ends up being uninteresting and it feels as though it drags throughout your listening experience.
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Track List

  1. A New Color
  2. I Dream in Lines
  3. Lost
  4. Fault
  5. Breathe
  6. Water
  7. I Wish I Was There While the Sun Set
  8. Beyond the Scope
  9. Ideal World
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Added on: January 3, 2019