This California 4-piece really pushes stylistic boundaries to
create an inherently melodic and rocking mix. To define them by
one genre would be a task in itself, and really for me to do that
I would have to take one moment of a song, as every song covers
different gambits. One second it's jazzy, one it's rock, one it's
fierce, and the other it's soft. They truly make it sound effortless
and appealing as they vary along.
There are many aspects to this album that just make it an awesome
experience. Vocals are well conceived and appropriately mirrored
with backing vocals. Bass and drums are excellent, owning their
parts in the band and significantly tying the individual song
pieces into a coherent amalgamation. Both guitars ebb between
dueling subtle lines and bringing panache' to the breakout parts.
Last, but not least, the variation of the material across the
entire record that is truly beautiful.
Production is apt, balancing the instruments and emphasizing
key points, but is ultimately not as inspired as the band itself.
If the production took more chances, it could only heighten the
feel achieved by the music; and maybe that would require more
structured songs, but I think it could pay off big time for the
All songs are worthy of mention, each for their distinction and
blend on the album; even their unofficial songs on tracks 1 &
7 are must hears. Overall this band just comes across as smart
and different, as they mix styles to create a beautiful blend
that has bite. You should definitely look for them as I look for
more from them.
2) Have You Ever Danced with the Devil in the Pale Moon Light?
3) Cliff Diving with Carl Jung
4) Bloodhound Will Hung
5) Killing Lincoln
6) Redemption in Katana Minor
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