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Australian Guitar - - Cd Reviews - MATT DO­RIA

Nar­ra­tive has al­ways been a strong suit for MewithoutYou, but on their un­ti­tled 2018 al­bum, the Philly post­art­core mob have crafted their rich­est and most rav­ish­ing world of fan­tasy. Aaron Weiss’ po­et­i­cally charged vo­cal gym­nas­tics are mixed with the same dil­li­gence as his band­mates’ in­put, a storm of howl­ing re­verb, crunchy dis­tor­tion and earth­quake­mas­sive chugs weav­ing around and pin­ning down his im­pas­sioned cries. As al­ways, the five­some play with their soft­heavy dy­nam­ics to an elec­tri­fy­ing tri­umph; the vi­cious and chaotic opener “9:27A.M., 7/29” crams a full spate of post­hard­core power moves in its brief two min­utes, but equally weighty is the emo­tive and melodic “Win­ter Sol­stice”, which can­ters along with bright, lay­ered per­cus­sion and melan­choly­soaked gui­tars.

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