• Sammie Starr

Album Review: Peregrine - The Awful Things We've Done

Post-hardcore New England natives Peregrine release their third album, emotionally beautiful midwest nostalgic experience, The Awful Things We've Done.



After the 2019 album release As One Would Exist Within The Crescendo, music collective Peregrine benefits from the timing of its new raw, candid, and nostalgic release, The Awful Things We've Done. From the first listen, Peregrine's third full-length will be appreciated just from the seismic, emotional impact the album holds.


"The Reply" has to be one of the most infectiously nostalgic tracks on The Awful Things We have Done. Twinkling and dreamy guitars combined with the robust percussive delivery easily take our ears down memory lane to an early 2000s subtle post-rock fantasy.”

Beautiful tracks such as "the sixtieth harvest" are innovative within their subtle instrumental structure but still keep things creatively nostalgic and emotionally engaging within their lyricism and vocal control.

Other gorgeous moments we experience on this record are "exorcism USA." Hauntingly alluring with an echoing guitar solo and bold guitar riffs to fit its melancholic and dissonant vocal delivery, this will quickly become a favorite on the record. While "exorcism USA" is different from most of the other tracks on the record, it's a welcomed distraction and keeps things interesting.

"The Reply" has to be one of the most infectiously nostalgic tracks on The Awful Things We've Done. Twinkling and dreamy guitars combined with the robust percussive delivery easily take our ears down memory lane to an early 2000s subtle post-rock fantasy. One of the best tracks on the record up to this point, it will be one of the most replayed tracks on the album, along with the next beautifully intertwined moment, "Backpack."

The album ends with an emotional finisher, "The Awful Things." With one of the best guitar solos on the album and just an overall well-done instrumental backdrop to some of the most meditative lyrics on the album, Peregrine ends the album on a confident note.

The Awful Things We've Done strikes an emotional chord and its nostalgic resonance is without question something we need more of. The midwest/post-rock music scene is something most music fans would enjoy seeing a resurgence in, and it's great to see this Massachusetts act is one of those bands pointing us in the direction with their new release.


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