Maps of Non-Existent Places Review

Maps of Non-Existent Places Cover Art
Maps of Non-Existent Places Cover Art
Thank You Scientist was the first signing of Coheed and Cambria’s, Claudio Sanchez’s record label, Evil Ink Records. On Sept. 30, their debut album, Maps of Non-Existent Places, is being re-released. Read on and see if it is worth picking up and what these guys have to offer.

The album kicks off with a very haunting prelude, that doesn’t really prepare you for what is to come. What it does though is make you curiours what exactly this album is going to be.

Thank You Scientist offers the listener a complete journey throughout the album complete with deep lyrics, soaring vocals, and magnificent musicianship across the board. I think the lyrics are well written and truly paints a picture for the listener on each song. This is one of those bands that you could be scrolling through channels on the radio and you would want to stop and listen, if they came up. They have that drawing in factor that music listeners are going to enjoy.

One song I want to talk about is surprisingly a instrumental track. As I have mentioned before I am not a frequent listener of instrumental tracks because I love lyrics and vocals. I’ll just start off and say right now that “Suspicous Waveforms”, is one of the best instrumental tracks I have heard. I actually greatly enjoy the song and just find the instrument playing throughout the song fantastic. What really stands out to me is the horn play from Ellis Jasenovic and Andrew Digrius. They completely take over and blow the song away.

I would say my favorite song on the album is, “Feed The Horses”. The song has such a great groove to it, and you can’t help but just get into the song. Everything from vocals to drums are on point and come together into a fantastic song. This song would easily find a place on many people’s consistent music rotation. If I was going to introduce someone to the band this is one of the first songs I would play for them; it is that good. There are multiple other great songs on here; that are worth checking out too.

Track Listing:
1. Prelude
2. A Salesman’s Guide to Nonexistence
3. Feed the Horses
4. Blood on the Radio
5. Absentee
6. Suspicious Waveforms
7. Carnival
8. Concrete Swan Dive
9. In the Company of Worms
10. My Famed Disappearing Act

Favorite Songs:
Feed the Horses
Absentee
Blood on the Radio

This album is a strong showing from Thank You Scientist and shows the great amount of potential that the band has moving forward. All of the songs on the album are longer than average songs in music today, so that may hurt the replay ability for some music lovers. With that I still think this band is definitely worth checking out for everyone. If you are ready to experience pure musicianship at its finest give this album a once over and see what you think! I know we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Thank You Scientist.

[rating: 3.5/5]

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Bryan Swann

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