Death Touches Us, From The Moment We Begin To Love streamlines, crystallizes and solidifies Departures' already achingly melodic post-hardcore sound into something truly formidable. Existing fans of the band will not be disappointed, whilst new ears will be treated to a record that blurs the line between high-energy alternative/indie and emotional post-hardcore.
Unencumbered by any pressure apart from that they impose upon themselves, Departures are not a ‘careerist’ band. A cathartic experience for both band and listener, they write music and play live when the need calls. A valuable entity in a sea of bands desperate to play industry games, all of Departures success and achievements to date have been won the old-fashioned way: simply with great music.