Envy – Recitation

It’s been four long years since Envy graced us with their monstrous slow-burner “Insomniac Doze,” bringing to the forefront the post-rock leanings touched upon on their milestone recording “a Dead Sinking Story.” While “a Dead Sinking Story” was the masterpiece they’d been hinting at for their entire career, “Insomniac Doze” turned out to be a much more somber affair, leaving many of their followers yearning for more of the searing thrash tendencies strewn about their earlier works. Two splits and an EP later, we find Envy at their most graceful and refined; by track three it becomes quite clear that Envy has evolved light years ahead of any of their post-hardcore contemporaries, readily displaying at every turn the bombastic theatrics they’ve come to master in the band’s prolific 18 year lifespan.

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