10 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Marianas Trench love a good concept album. The Vancouver pop-rockers’ last full-length, Astoria, was a spirited tribute to the 1980s complete with xylophones, funky guitar riffs, and Eurythmics-esque synths (mostly recorded with gear specific to that decade). Here, on album five, they riff on the idea of a haunted house. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s ghost stories and his infatuation with madness, the songs often start subdued before descending into delirium. Death and dying are lyrical themes (“The Death of Me,” “The Killing Kind”), and spooky sounds are brought in with harpsichords and theremins, but it’s all executed with a pretty light touch. Even “Your Ghost” sounds driving and exuberant.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Marianas Trench love a good concept album. The Vancouver pop-rockers’ last full-length, Astoria, was a spirited tribute to the 1980s complete with xylophones, funky guitar riffs, and Eurythmics-esque synths (mostly recorded with gear specific to that decade). Here, on album five, they riff on the idea of a haunted house. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s ghost stories and his infatuation with madness, the songs often start subdued before descending into delirium. Death and dying are lyrical themes (“The Death of Me,” “The Killing Kind”), and spooky sounds are brought in with harpsichords and theremins, but it’s all executed with a pretty light touch. Even “Your Ghost” sounds driving and exuberant.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

chinfinite ,

They’re back!

I could not wait for this album to come out and boy marianas trench did not disappoint! This album is fantastic. They continue to evolve and create new and amazing sounds. I really hope this album brings them the international success that they deserve.

lorali. ,

Iconic!

Bops only! Iconic! We stan!!!! I adore!!!!!!! Death of Me, The Killing Kind, Don’t Miss Me? ARE JUST PERFECT! The theme of a haunted house with the ghost of a lost love is just fantastic! I’d give it 1000000/5 if I could! May replace ever after as my favorite album....

KawaiiBlizzard ,

Psyched!!

Can’t wait for this to come out!!

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