Insomniac Doze

Envy - Insomniac Doze
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Based on 5 reviews
2006 Ratings: #399 / 687
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BAND OF THE WEEK: Album Thoughts #3

Envy has almost fully transitioned over to Post-Rock and although it suites their style fairly well, the post-rock segments feel very over bloated and become a chore to listen to. The longer tracks, The Unknown Glow clocking in at a full 15 minutes, are particularly testing of anyone's patience. As a whole, the record is another solid one that contains many high points throughout and their Post-Rock influences, although trite, pair well with the vocals and ... read more
Japanese post-rock-cum-hardcore band leaves the thrash behind and wanders through a moody cinematic landscape reminiscent of Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky.

What to expect from a record titled Insomniac Doze? Those prone to sleep at the prospect of 15-minute songs titled impressionistically after the abstract (say, "The Unknown Glow"), and after further discovering those songs are performed by a band, Envy, from a country, Japan, known as the spiritual home for musicians who pick ... read more
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Added on: December 8, 2015