Putting a metal edge on exploratory post-rock, Akron, Ohio's If These Trees Could Talk deliver sprawling sounds tempered with blistering movement.
With a sound reminiscent of Mogwai
and Russian Circles
, the band's delay-heavy sound is constantly exploring sonic peaks and valleys as the band's three-guitar attack surrounds listeners in a swirling sea of sparkling sound. Formed by guitarists Jeff Kalal, Cody Kelly, and Mike Socrates, bassist Tom Fihe, and drummer Zack Kelly, the band made its debut in 2006 with a self-titled EP. The instrumental quintet eventually made its full-length debut in 2009 with the release of Above the Earth, Below the Sky, which arrived via Metal Blade
. The group's sophomore effort, Red Forest, arrived in 2012, followed by The Bones of a Dying World in 2016. ~ Gregory Heaney, Rovi