Spilling over with trembling strings and thunderous crescendos, "Coward" foreshadows the electric energy that is to be found throughout Vic Chesnutt's newest record. With members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, A Silver Mt. Zion, and Fugazi once again contributing, At the Cut
is populated by giant melodies, quiet meditations, and intense studies on mortality and memory. But, for all its bombast, At the Cut
is probably most notable for Chesnutt's unwavering honesty and cathartic power. Because of these qualities
has quickly become one of my favorite and most played records this year.