"Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light" by Godspeed You! Black Emperor // Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress (Out 3.31.15 via Constellation Records)
Make no mistake, with the albums already slated for release in 2015 - we are currently in what is shaping up to be a monumental year for new music. The newest addition to that growing list is a new album from Montreal’s brilliant collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, entitled Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress. This will be the band’s sixth full length, and the first since 2012’s searing Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!. Right now, we can even sample one section of a track that will be featured on the album. “Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light!” is a blistering, majestic blast of heavy that sounds like the band creating something that borders on optimistic. By the end of the excerpt, we are swaying from middle-eastern tinged post rock straight into a beautiful cacophony that sounds like a celebration on the verge of the apocalypse. Brilliant and generally fucking stunning. It’s certainly the work of one of the best musician collectives in the world, and I am elated to hear that there is more down the road.