A finite line that's hard to see and it aways moves away from me. I don't want to wait for anything Waste away instead of vanishing Time will die and love will bury it Time will die and love will bury it Aimless strives to try and reach this Will not stir me from this sickness. Stay wondering With this reckoning Watch it go by, just to give in. The rush of waves I'm flooded in the running Drifting with this one constant The wish to change is washed away The outer bounds are out of reach Is it true it's everlasting?
Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It is the fifth studio album by English experimental rock band Rolo Tomassi, released on 2 March 2018 by Holy Roar Records. Synthesiser player and vocalist, James Spence had stated in interviews he wanted to make a "clean break" from the "dark, monochromatic" style of their 2015 album Grievances. He said that "I felt like I’d overcome everything that we'd written within that record. For me, it was about moving forwards and taking things to a slightly happier place".
Here is a band that has defied categorisation and expectations for just over 12 years and their new album, Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It, continues to shatter, heal, confuse and dazzle their diverse audience. Given its title, Time Will Die. is a logical successor to the band’s previous album, Grievances, which delved deep into the crevasses of darkened souls and painted a picture of darkness, turmoil and regret. Across the album, Rolo Tomassi illustrates this emotional mannerism about them where they can sound so bracing, so cleansing and yet so destructive at the same time. Over the years they have learned to bind opposing extremities with more cohesion in comparison to their earlier efforts which jaggedly leapt from genre to genre, lacking the finesse their latest album expertly flaunts.
Ten years ago, Rolo Tomassi released their debut album Hysterics. At this point, their exuberant Nintendocore sounded like a fairground falling down a flight of stairs. And landing on another fairground. It was a joyous noise, audibly the work of plucky youths gleefully smashing musical boundaries. What it perhaps didn’t sound like was the beginning of something that would last the distance. Time Will Di. s a hugely satisfying listen, with the longer songs in particular allowing the band free rein to indulge every experimental urge. Contretemps pits Eva Spence’s frenzied vocals against twinkly post-rock guitars and a delightful organ pattern, but ends up a delicate ballad. Alma Mater and Whispers Among Us juxtapose hardcore fury and tech-metal shredding with lush melodic sections.
These days Rolo Tomassi are unrecognisable from the precocious mathcore mob that exploded from Sheffield in the mid-’00s. Fronted by the incendiary Spence siblings, Eva and brother James, their headspinning 2008 debut, ‘Hysterics’, introduced them to the world in a red mist of technical ferocity and chaotic violence. Doomy lead single ‘Rituals’ is a frenetic bout of aggression and sinuous time signatures, backlit by foreboding ambience and Eva’s guttural, throat-scorching roar.
But by my non-existent god, Rolo Tomassi have never quite sounded this eclectic, this powerful, this intricate, nor this fucking good as they do on ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’. Once again recorded at The Ranch in Southampton, much like 2015’s solid ‘Grievances‘ full-length, this new album’s first three tracks perhaps best summarise the quintet’s stunning level of atmosphere and highly contrasting dynamics – arguably the strongest element of Rolo Tomassi’s bat-shit insane sound.
Although Rolo Tomassi's four previous records are phenomenal in their own right, this album emits a more structured sense of chaos than before. The days of the band's video game-like synth tones living amongst hardcore mayhem are long gone, replaced with a more developed sound and sophisticated energy. Bruisingly heavy, convulsively jazzy, full of dramatic, lurching left-turns and time-signature shifts, the Sheffield five-piece’s frenetic progressive hardcore is capped off by vocalist Eva Spence. whose voice switches from one moment to the next between soft and seraphic and throat-shredding howl.
Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It. Rolo Tomassi. Released March 2, 2018. Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It Tracklist. 1. Towards Dawn Lyrics.
Rolo Tomassi have ditched the glitchy, Nintendo-core synth tones from their early days, James Spence’s synth work is now present as an atmospheric layer, similar to Cult Of Luna’s synths, sitting in harmony with Chris Cayford’s guitar playing. Going from strength to strength with each album cycle, Rolo Tomassi have really developed over the past decade and Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It, a beautiful, triumphant and innovative mix of post-rock, hardcore and dream-pop, is undoubtedly their best work yet. For fans of: Converge, Between The Buried And Me, Deftones.
|A4||The Hollow Hour|
|B1||Balancing The Dark|
|B3||A Flood Of Light|
|C1||Whispers Among Us|
979 x Double Vinyl LP
- 100 x Silver/Black
- 496 x Silver
- 383 x Black
|HRR221V||Rolo Tomassi||Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It (LP, Album, Pin + LP, S/Sided, Album, Pin)||Holy Roar Records||HRR221V||UK||2018|
|HRR221V||Rolo Tomassi||Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It (LP + LP, S/Sided + Album, Whi)||Holy Roar Records||HRR221V||UK||2018|
|HRR221V||Rolo Tomassi||Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It (LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl + LP, S/Sided, Album, TP, W/L)||Holy Roar Records||HRR221V||UK||2017|
|HRR221V||Rolo Tomassi||Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It (LP, Album, Bee + LP, S/Sided, Album, Bee)||Holy Roar Records||HRR221V||UK||2018|
|HRR221V||Rolo Tomassi||Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It (LP, Pin + LP, S/Sided, Pin + Album)||Holy Roar Records||HRR221V||UK||2018|