Trail of Dead's songs are awash with distorted guitars and throbbing percussion. They do that soft-loud/loud-soft thing exquisitly at times, but to describe them as emo or post-rock would be missing the point entirely. This is apocalyptic rock. This is primordial rock. But those are just labels, and labels are just feeble attempts to classify and restrict. The Trail of Dead are not about labels. They are about music: playing rock 'n roll, becoming famous and dying. And starting fires along the way.