Debut album from San Francisco's Tarentel. Epic post-rock symphonies. You know the drill: long, slow builds, crushing guitar explosions, general sonic beauty and mayhem. This is album that's not afraid to take its time getting where it's going but manages to make the whole journey an incredibly rewarding experience. Tarentel's come a long way from these beginnings and are now essentially a completely different (and probably more interesting at this point) band. That being said, this one came out before post-rock had become such a redundant, bloated genre and it remains one of the often ignored pinnacles. These guys were some of the first to do it and, for my money, among the very best to this day.