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Praise for On A Dark & Barren Land

Pop Matters

Review 6/10 - 13 February 2012

"We might be looking at the birth of a new genre here:  dirge-rock?"

Dallas Observer

Review - 3 November 2011

"Few records conjure up such specific imagery as Denton act The Angelus do on their long-awaited debut album, On A Dark & Barren Land. Listening to it, you could swear that lead singer Emil Rapstine has lived his life alone on a desolate, rural landscape in the l800s."

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Dallas Observer

w/Le Leek Electrique & Clint Niosi at Dan's Silvereaf - 9 July 2012

"Lead singer Emil Rapstine and drummer Justin Evans harmonized perfectly through songs like Turned To Stone and Screaming Bloody Murder."

Dallas Observer

w/Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra at Sons of Hermann Hall - 13 February 2012

"Dallas trio The Angelus played 45 minutes of hymnal slowcore. They were a wise fit, setting the tone for an evening where brevity would have cheapened the vibe."


Dallas Observer

The Angelus on Genesis, Whitney Houston and Slint - 25 July 2012

"The three members of The Angelus took time out and shared their embarrassing and non-embarrassing musical firsts."