My love of everything Matt Elliot predates my induction to the more abrasive ABM sounds but in everything I listen to there is an overarching theme of love, passion and loss. And The End of Days is a return to the form that brought us The Songs Trilogy with a multitude of instruments to pluck on your heat strings.
Quite Exquisite Matt - Thank you !
Another first ! Two actually ! I learned my lesson about giving an album some breathing space ... which led to this purchace .... And my second first is buying an album after only hearing two and a half songs !! From quiet spectacular landscapes, all hell breaks loose but in a melodic and contolled fashion. Vocals are dirty (think Witcher) and the downtime is beaufiful. And now I have to go listen to the rest of the album !
There is a first time for everything ! Never come across an album where I find that I am NOT enjoying a song only for that feeling to transform into LIKE and then to move into LOVE ! And you can just rinse and repeat for the whole album !! Love the abrasive parts, the acoustic parts and just ALL the parts now !!
This is just spectacular ... absolutely magnificent ! WIth a long road trip to make down to Yokohama this album washed over me in the rain. Today I had another long road trip through the meandering Tokyo motorways of Lost in Translation fame and again this was just perfect. On the way home with the Tokyo Skyline in the forefront and the setting sun over the mountains in the background, these deep, beautiful songs brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for creatiing this masterpiece !!
There was a stage that Coldworld went through that I didn't follow them down .... But I've come back to the fold now - where the mood is dark, and when we are treated to vocals, they too move the soul to a dark yet upliftuing place - all is now well in Coldworld !!