If the album has died, then somebody forgot to tell ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
. The Austin rockers, best known for their heavy, neo-progressive Source Tags And Codes
, released almost a decade ago, have been stuck in a bit of a rut ever since. Paradoxically aspiring to refine a sound that was best characterized by its dissonance, Trail Of Dead has spent the last nine years polishing Source Tags
into oblivion. Finally, on Tao Of The Dead
, the band has recaptured its energy by traveling forward instead of inward. The result is one of their most engaging albums to date.
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