11 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a grueling, months-long recording marathon, it’s no wonder Manchester’s fifth album is filled with allusions to mining and cave-ins. But despite the somber theme, A Black Mile to the Surface is packed with bright guitars and soaring harmonies. Once again, Andy Hull’s voice commands respect—it’s as imposing on a heartfelt gospel opener (“The Maze”) as a violent, distorted thrasher (“Lead, SD”). Despite its exhausting creation, the album’s imbued with an energy as rare as the gold its characters seek.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a grueling, months-long recording marathon, it’s no wonder Manchester’s fifth album is filled with allusions to mining and cave-ins. But despite the somber theme, A Black Mile to the Surface is packed with bright guitars and soaring harmonies. Once again, Andy Hull’s voice commands respect—it’s as imposing on a heartfelt gospel opener (“The Maze”) as a violent, distorted thrasher (“Lead, SD”). Despite its exhausting creation, the album’s imbued with an energy as rare as the gold its characters seek.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
168 Ratings
168 Ratings
My nickname was taken!!! ,

BEST ALBUM YET... WAIT EVER

Manchester never lets down. I thought they could never top simple math, but they did it guys... The dynamics of each song, the lyrics, all the unique atmospheric voices, Andy's vocals, guitars, everything! Seriously good stuff 👌🏼

Gnugossman ,

Top notch!

Another amazing album by one of the worlds most underrated bands.

a5e50550 ,

Great Songwriting

Beautiful, captivating, articulate vision. Each song a movie of its own, quite an accomplishment, what an AMAZING work of art.

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