Monday, 11 June 2012
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Just to be clear - I am talking about a band here, not the bridge disaster of the same name. I mean, it was a pretty great bridge disaster that had lasting implications in future designs; but all that belongs in another blog (this week, the greatest bridge disaster in the world ever is...)
So, Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster - the band.
When I first heard these guys in 2009, they reminded me a little of You Judas - insofar as they sounded as if they liked all the grand sweeping soundscapes of post-rock, but couldn't be bothered with all the cocking about and went straight for the big riffs. Not a bad thing.
On their second record (Exegesis, released earlier this year), they sound as though they can definitely be bothered with all the cocking about; the big riffs are still present and correct, but the songs are longer, more expansive and more ambitious. In many places they sound not entirely unlike prog metal behemoths Tool. Again, not a bad thing.