If These Trees Could Talk

If These Trees Could Talk


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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