Hereafter is a promising post-rock band I discovered about two months ago with five songs from their latest album, “In the End, We’ll All Become Stories“, which was released on July 23, 2021. For those who haven’t heard about the band before, Hereafter has started their careers with an EP called; “Wanderer (EP)“ in 2019. Since then, the band has released two more albums; “Reminiscence“ (2020), “In the End, We’ll All Become Stories” (2021), and three singles, “Snow, Alone“ (2020), “I Told to Stars About You“ (2021), and “Fork in the Road“ (2021). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
This is the third day I am listening to the In the End, We’ll all become Stories album, and wondering, would it be possible not to get impressed by this band? After reading a little bit about the band, first I got very impressed by finding out that Hereafter was a solo project of a genuinely talented multi-instrumentalist and producer, Rob Evraets Jr. Wow, what an advanced level of art here, one can’t imagine that only one person has written, performed (I am not sure which instruments exactly performed by him, yet assuming), and most probably also produced by a single mind? I mean, I come across single-person band projects frequently online, but strangely Rob Evraets Jr. sounded a bit like an established band level to me.
In the End, We’ll All Become Stories, guys, this is what’s good music is all about. Mr. Evraets here has done a remarkable job from the beginning to the end. Hands down. Such beautiful music with lively dynamics, exciting stories, long compositions, cinematic vibes, and progressive instrumentation. First, Hereafter‘s music reminded me of bands like Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Animals as Leaders, and Devin Townsend, and I was quite impressed by the devotion here. How many people would dare to compete with the level of the music of these pioneers, especially while you are all alone in your own journey that you are about to give a start?