Foxhole We the Wintering Tree

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Like their Kentucky brethren The Shipping News and Slint before them, Foxhole gravitates toward the crystalline and the thunderous, building crescendos and extended codas with each epic near-instrumental. And they're as equally into the math and lit, going so far to quote St. Augustine of Hippo's horny Christian Confessions on their MySpace Page. Sweeping, dynamic epics like "Lamentation" and "A Lion in Winter/Love Live the King" are pious exhortations of intertwining riffage, while even upbeat bangers like "The End of Dying" feel like they are trying to recruit with righteous anthems. The secularists should be comforted by the near total lack of vocals, but everyone who digs a hallowed, multi-part rock musical should feel that Foxhole's sonic Jesus is just all right with them.