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Download LEAK : Manchester Orchestra The Million Masks Of God Album Zip, This Friday marks the release of Manchester Orchestra‘s 6th Studio Album, the highly anticipated The Million Masks of God. You may have already heard the single “Bed Head”, watched the concert film (you’ll see the both later down this article), or even watched the video for the beautiful “Telepath”, which was released yesterday.
2. “Angel of Death”
3. “Keel Timing”
4. “Bed Head”
7. “Let It Storm”
10. “Way Back”
11. “The Internet”
Manchester Orchestra Prove They’ve Found Their Footing on The Million Masks of God
The Atlanta alt-rockers continue the trajectory laid out on 2017’s A Black Mile to the Surface.
Manchester Orchestra began a new era of their career with 2017’s A Black Mile to the Surface. It was an atmospheric, cinematic work that recast the grungy, pop-compatible Atlanta alt-rockers as pensive storytellers whose music could reach profound depths and triumphant heights. That has now proven to be not an ambitious, outlying experiment, but the new template for Manchester Orchestra records going forward. With its philosophical concept and grandiose production, The Million Masks of God attempts to build on its predecessor’s dramatic theatre.
Hull’s work with Jackson – a fully tattooed Manchester Orchestra devotee – makes total sense. Over the past 15 years, the Atlanta band have become masters of grand, sweeping indie rock and received cult acclaim that’s deserved to break through to more mainstream success.
But starting with the tense and elegant ‘Annie’, the Atlanta quartet takes a turn in the script and opts for more acoustic sounds, although without losing some outbursts of cosmic electricity. Thanks to some string arrangements and their vocal harmonies they achieve moments of great beauty like ‘Telepath’, ‘Let It Storm’ or ‘Dinosaur’ that will delight those who follow bands like My Morning Jacket or The Avett Brothers.
The album begins cinematically with “Inaudible,” where an instrumental opening leads to lyrics questioning if monetary gain and clout are actually how you find happiness in life. They’re vague at times. The band seems unsure if it’s right to believe this notion. “Now that you’re clawing the top and it’s taken your air/ Are you here but in some ways you vanished?” lead vocalist Andy Hull sings, the track finishing with a synthesized hum over the scratchy voice of a young boy.
The Million Masks of God, their latest effort, continues that trajectory. Stylistically speaking, A Black Mile and The Million Masks of God are heavily similar, sharing an emphasis on linear storytelling. In a press release for the album, Hull says that A Black Mile centers on the passage from “birth to death,” whereas The Million Masks of God explores “birth to beyond, focusing on the highs and lows of life and exploring what could possibly come next.”