Favourites: Grace and Last Goodbye deserve more than 100, just perfection. Mojo Pin, So Real, Lover and Eternal Life are not far behind.
Hallelujah and Corpus Christi Carol are skips for me. I don't hate them, but for me, the album flows best without them.
It's not an immediate clicker, especially if you've not been exposed to a lot of music like it before, but it's worth sticking with.
Once it gets under your skin... ugh, it's just too good. The heavy drums, strummed bass and screeching guitar solos will not fail to knock you down. Turn it up loud AF and fall into it!
The lo-fi recording makes it harsh and abrasive in all the right ways. A cleaner studio recording would remove the ... read more
It's quite rough, the band were clearly still finding their feet. The scrappiness adds to the charm, though!
It's not a satisfying full listen as much of the material (particularly on the latter half) sounds like it needed more time in the oven. I suggest taking the best tracks ("Joy. Discovery. Invention", "27", "Justboy","Kill The Old...", "57") and drop the rest.
I have a lot of nostalgia for this album. I was a teen when it dropped, I bought the CD and played it religiously.
Biffy Clyro had a very distinct sound on these earlier albums. It leans heavily on the loud/quiet dynamic, but it’s more than that. There are elements here that are instantly recognisable as Biffy Clyro - like Simon’s guitar tone (apparently single coil through BOSS Metal Zone). The way they mix strings and guitar feels like their ... read more