Post Death Soundtrack - Pathless Land - Album Review - Cinematic Post-Rock from Vancouver, Canada

Post Death Soundtrack - Pathless Land - Album Review - Cinematic Post-Rock from Vancouver, Canada
Post Death Soundtrack - Pathless Land - Album Review - Cinematic Post-Rock from Vancouver, Canada

Today, we have the pleasure of featuring Post Death Soundtrack, a highly promising duo specializing in experimental, cinematic post-rock and industrial doom, hailing from Vancouver, Canada. In this review, we will explore their latest release, "Pathless Land," examining its character, style, story, potential, and more.

Post Death Soundtrack has been on my radar for quite some time, captivating me with their earlier releases. Now, they have returned with "Pathless Land," a single released in 2021. For those who may not be familiar with the band, their musical journey began with the release of their debut album, "Music as Weaponry," in 2008. Since then, they have delivered three more full-length albums, "The Unlearning Curve" in 2016, "Let Your Colors Run (The Remixes)" in 2017, "It Will Come Out of Nowhere" in 2019, along with a collection of seven singles including "Beauty Eyes I Adore (Dark Highway Mix)" (2016), "Little Alice (Jabberwocky Mix by Textile Arcade)" (2016), "Our Time is Now (Schrödinger's Neurotransmitter Mix)" (2016), "Chosen Sons" (2018), "God's Away on Business" (2020), "Final Days" (2020), and "Pathless Land" (2021). As you read further, I encourage you to experience the album while diving into the depths of this article.

Post Death Soundtrack stands out as one of the most determined indie bands I have had the pleasure of following. I hold immense respect for their unwavering passion, prolific output, uncommercial approach, and, most importantly, their impressive discography. "Pathless Land" showcases their artistry in three distinct versions: "The Original Version," "Sovereign Mix," and "Lit Beacon."

"Pathless Land" takes listeners on a melancholic journey, enveloped in a powerful, dark, and moody atmosphere. Once you immerse yourself in the song, it resonates within your mind, continuing to play long after it has ended—this is what makes it truly special. I particularly appreciate the minimalist approach they have employed in structuring the song, allowing the focus to remain intact. The addition of cinematic elements further enhances its potential as a soundtrack. As a fan of dark vibes and melodies, I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing "Pathless Land." The composition commences with a captivating main theme and a haunting ambiance that seamlessly transitions into the heart of the song. With each verse, the tension gradually builds, leading the listener deeper into the abyss. As mentioned earlier, the strength of this song lies in its overall feeling, effectively conveyed to the listener throughout its duration.

Surprisingly, my favorite among the three versions is the "Sovereign Mix." I perceive Post Death Soundtrack as composers of cinematic music rather than solely an industrial band. It is worth noting that the "Sovereign Mix" boasts a superior mix, creating a more impressive ambiance and atmosphere. The approach remains similar to the original version, gradually intensifying the tension. However, what sets it apart is the addition of an alarming sound, which consistently gave me goosebumps with every listen. This particular rendition evoked memories of thrilling movie trailer soundtracks such as "The Thing," "Prometheus," and "Batman The Dark Knight."

From a technical standpoint, "Pathless Land" maintains good standards. However, I have identified two primary areas in which Post Death Soundtrack could benefit from improvement: the production quality of their music and their branding. These Canadian musicians possess invaluable experience, determination, and a solid musical foundation. Having explored their previous albums, I recognize their noteworthy qualities, alongside these areas that warrant attention. Envisioning them collaborating with accomplished producers, akin to Lil Wayne, Daft Punk, or Slipknot, would undoubtedly propel them to the top echelons of their career.

Considering all these aspects, I can confidently state that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Post Death Soundtrack's new song. Each release marks a significant step forward, and I firmly believe they are steadily progressing. All they need to do is continue honing their craft by writing captivating music.

To learn more about Post Death Soundtrack, I encourage you to follow the links below. Connect with them on social media, subscribe to their channels, and demonstrate your support to ensure you do not miss any of their upcoming releases.

In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team extends its congratulations to Post Death Soundtrack for their work on "Pathless Land" and wishes them continued success in their future endeavors. Thank you for reading.



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