Today Is the Day

In the Eyes of God

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Nashville quintet Today Is the Day only intensify their grinding noise assault on In the Eyes of God, their fifth studio album and second for Relapse. Over the years, the band has developed a signature sound dependent on jerky rhythms, samples and tape loops, harsh vocals, sudden changes in feel, and -- most importantly -- crashing, clanging guitar riffs that bludgeon the listener with their volume and thick distortion. In the Eyes of God, like its predecessor Temple of the Morning Star, is a densely layered document of rage turned inward; it's a challenging listen, to be sure, but worth the time for those made of sterner stuff.

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