The album opens with the title track, which immediately kicks off with the heaviness. Don't expect any calm intros or slow build-ups. No, We Deserve This is a post-rock act with a firm focus on the 'rock' part. In that aspect, it is not a big surprise that I can hear influences from nineties alternative rock, metal and grunge, and I don't mind either. These elements just make the whole thing even more immersive.
Of course, you can easily place this album among your favorites by Explosions In The Sky, This Will Destroy You and so on. Over the years, this act certainly earned its place there and with this album, he only confirms that. 'Unnahbar' is probably my favorite track here, a solid rocker, perfectly suited for a road trip. 'Gloom' follows that example, be it perhaps in a lighter and somewhat more playful approach.
That being said, and to conclude, 'Smile' is a heavy album, but also a friendly and warm one. I think it's no coincidence that this album will be released shortly before spring arrives. It has a certain atmosphere which somewhat feels similar to the nicest of seasons. So yes, this thing comes highly recommended, what would you expect? Check it out, buy the album and engulf yourself in some vivacious post-rock.