X: The Godless Void and Other Stories

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - X: The Godless Void and Other Stories
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2020 Ratings: #374 / 847
User Score
Based on 130 ratings
2020 Ratings: #473
Liked by 3 people
January 17, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dine Alone / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH
That they’re constantly surprising their fans, staying fresh, and creating music that still sounds impassioned and vital after 25 years together suggests that despite what we thought when the burst onto the scene, there’s plenty of life in …Trail Of Dead yet.
80
PopMatters

Despite how many years have passed and how many other artists have come and gone, Keely, Reece, and company still do a particular thing very well; that alone makes X: The Godless Void and Other Stories worthy of acclaim.

80
AllMusic

A quarter century after they formed, X: The Godless Void and Other Stories is triumphant proof that they're as passionate as ever.

80
Kerrang!
In 2020, long unburdened of such expectations, the Texans still sound like a band capable of stealing hearts forever.
78
Pitchfork

Elaborate but rarely ostentatious, The Godless Void is a true revelation from a band 25 years into the game—the rare Trail of Dead record that lets Keely’s shell-shocked performances chart the necessary emotional peaks without needing the music to follow suit.

70
Uncut
It's a big album, but ...Trail of Dead have always made music to get lost in and this one's a maze.
Music_Nerds
78

An album that could have been even better by cutting a couple of tracks.

50 minutes for an album of this nature these days is just too long imo. Complaints out of way. Here’s a road worn tour band formed in 1994 and the album kicks off with Janes addiction vibes on ‘All Who Wander’ ‘Something Like This’ gives some Nirvana unplugged vibes in the second half wrapping the song up with strings-everything opens up with brash punk energy and Soundgardenesque riffs on ... read more

21stcenturyschi
61

...And You Will Know Us By the trail of Dead is a Texan alternative rock, and art rock band, with elements of post-hardcore, that formed in 1994. I was not expecting to hear from them this year, but it is welcome, because their last record was released in 2014, with IX, a solid addition to their discography. Now, they are making a grand return, with their 10th studio album, X: The Godless Void and Other Stories. Despite a few changes in the band's style, at this point the band seems to be ... read more

Barelydead
70

The latest album of ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead is joyfull and magical, like most of their albums. The songs are more catchy than usual and easier to remember, not that messy,but the vocals are a let down for me. Conrad is not the best vocalist, but his timbre was great, his vocals used to be warm,now that his voice is heavier because of his age, his vocals aren't so passionate and enjoyable.

Highlights:"All Who Wander ","Something Like This","Don't ... read more

Music_Nerds
78

An album that could have been even better by cutting a couple of tracks.

50 minutes for an album of this nature these days is just too long imo. Complaints out of way. Here’s a road worn tour band formed in 1994 and the album kicks off with Janes addiction vibes on ‘All Who Wander’ ‘Something Like This’ gives some Nirvana unplugged vibes in the second half wrapping the song up with strings-everything opens up with brash punk energy and Soundgardenesque riffs on ... read more

DareG
91

Standouts: Gone, Children of the Sky, Who Haunts the Haunter, Eyes of the Overworld, Gravity, Blade of Wind

Dropouts: none

geminii
88

The Opening Crescendo - 8
All Who Wander - 9
Something Like This - 9
Into The Godless Void - 8
Don't Look Down - 10
Gone - 8
Children of The Sky - 9
Who Haunts The Haunter - 8
Eyes of The Overworld - 9
Gravity - 10
Blade of Wind - 9
Through The Sunlit Door - 9

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Track List

  1. The Opening Crescendo
  2. All Who Wander
  3. Something Like This
  4. Into the Godless Void
  5. Don't Look Down
  6. Gone
  7. Children of the Sky
  8. Who Haunts the Haunter
  9. Eyes of the Overworld
  10. Gravity
  11. Blade of Wind
  12. Through the Sunlit Door
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Added on: November 15, 2019