Hailing from London, UK, One Day We Will Be The Trees is a math-rock and post-rock endeavor. Drawing inspiration from renowned acts like Biffy Clyro, Tiny Moving Parts and Oceansize, their predominantly instrumental and riff-driven sound captivates audiences. Since their inaugural single "Speaker For The Dead" in 2018, they have followed up with three additional singles, accumulating tens of thousands of streams on Spotify. Their highly anticipated debut album Brink was unleashed in 2023, and now they are already immersed in the creative process, crafting material for their forthcoming release.
The album starts off with “...And The Leaves Will Shield Our Eyes”' which contains some melodic guitar patterns which are hypnotic and quite serene. As the song soon goes into a pretty epic section right off the bat. The post-rock vibes are heavy and the song soars with a wide array of textures and tones. It’s quite the introduction. On “A Tangled Fog Of Pulsating Yearning In The Shape Of A Woman” we do get a nice mix of post-rock and math rock. I loved some of the grooves right off the bat. There’s tons of intensity on this song and one of the coolest moments comes around the three-minute mark with cascading piano and blistering guitar work. What a song.
I really wasn’t expecting any vocals given the post-rock flavor but I got some on “Spectre.” The vocals are well done and I loved the guitar work throughout this song. There’s some slightly pop punk flavor as well which I thought worked really well and gave the song a distinct sound.
“All These Squares Make A Circle” is under two minutes but fits in a lot of music into that time frame. Up next is “Speaker For The Dead” which is one of the best songs on the album. There’s a lot of inventive transitions and I thought the transitions, timing and more was very unique.
“A Vacancy, A Void” swells with ambient sound at first and really isn’t like much else on the album. I didn’t hear any guitars and I was getting a very electronic vibe to this song. “Disengage” is up next and it begins with guitar picking and vocals. It’s a pensive moment on the album and quite haunting at times. There’s some beautiful guitar towards the end of the song and I really enjoyed the harmonics. We get to have some familiarity with “Wanderlust” and “What A Way To Fall Apart.” Another high point comes with “I Used To Have An Anger Problem, Now I Have An Anger Solution” which is a hard-hitting song and at points reminded me of the band Tool. Last up is “These Cursed, Mottled Hands” which I thought was a sweet but melancholy moment. It’s a lyric-based song and the artist sings “I still feel the ache of it all / That night when I got the call / So I guess I'll hold on to that.”
There’s a lot to appreciate here with different styles and genres and for the most part it felt cohesive. Recommended.
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