For the longest time I didn’t know exactly what Post-Hardcore meant. Then I discovered bands that created music with heavy vocals and powerful instrumentation; it was some odd mix of spoken word poetry with music that I didn’t know existed, and it captivated me. This same sort of magic is strong in the new Departures album Death Touches Us, From The Moment We Begin To Love. What is to be expected is not really a ride, but an experience, for this work takes its time in its message, and makes it sink into the listener’s core.
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