While the whole album has a similar sound that is worth praising for consistency, there are still a few moments that stick out for their top-notch songwriting. The eerie heaviness and slowburn of 'I'm Hurt,' the pop/rock songwriting and as close to a punk-like hook as they can get on 'Let's See Each Other,' and the whole closing stretch starting with single-worthy track 'Hold On Tight' all represent the subtle shifts in shades of this great band.
The Verdict on ‘See Through You’
By packing the proceedings with highlight after highlight, A Place To Bury Strangers is a focused culmination of 20 years of harsh music turned into a universally thoughtful experience. See Through You is undeniably not easy listening, yet finds anthemic, cathartic, and listenable fragments to cut through the noise in a clear and focused production. Fans need not fear the accessibility eliminating the harshness, and wary listeners only need to give it a chance to see that the jaggedness never drowns out the melodies. So far, this is the ultimate noise rock/shoegaze/post-punk collection of 2022.