Eidola’s ‘Degeneraterra’ could be filed under ‘top albums that no-one’s ever heard of’ – it was a proggy, post-hardcore masterpiece that put this band in the elite section of my record collection, home to only the most exciting of bands. It’s always a nervy time when a band releases a follow-up to a nearly-flawless album but despite the crushing weight of expectation, ‘To Speak, To Listen’ manages to deliver.

From the review: Wells’ vocals, already impressive before, have somehow developed even further. ‘Tetelestai’ and ‘Querents’ show an expanded range that rivals the high notes of Tilian Pearson and with so many notes now available in Wells’ arsenal, it allows for a stunning range of melodies, which he carefully and methodically draws from.

Check out my full review at Punktastic and see where this ranks in my 2017 Album Leaderboard.

 

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