And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead start X The Godless Void and Other Stories with a bang. The album announces itself with ominous riffs, the mood foreboding, the music hard-rocking. But it’s not long before the band takes a detour, seamlessly blending their softer side with their excellent popular music songwriting capabilities and a heavy serving of atmospherics. In short, these tracks are bops. Expect the unexpected on Trail of Dead’s latest, but most of all, expect to have a good time.