A more of a happy, indie rock sound than most of their previous albums. This album is very groovy, very synthy, very jazzy, all perfectly balanced together, very playful - unless you pay attention to the lyrics I guess lmao. A perfect lead in from the Indigo Child, although I wasn't the biggest fan of that EP. Also wow, the album cover is gorgeous.
Act VI's hope is finally gone, guys :(.
Favourites: Ring 8 - Poverty, Ring 6 - LoTown, Ring 4 - Patrol, Ring 3 - Luxury
The opening track starts off with riffs akin to Gojira, and then takes you through a melodic journey. Leviathan is the right name for it, it's a behemoth of a track with a beautiful blend of black metal and jazz. It's amazing. Can you eat a song? I wish you could.
This is a very foreboding album, not unexpected from atmospheric black metal, but the saxophone somehow serves to make it more haunting.
Favourites: Leviathan, Phoenix, Silence ... read more
Favourites: Love Exchange Failure, Poisonous Flowers of Violence, No Cure For Pain, Uncanny Delusions
Can do withour: Shelter (I like piano ballads, but the vocals just don't go well ... read more
The first track is the best of them all by far, but the other songs hold their own too. It's not the best blackgaze album, not when Deafheaven and Alcest exist, but it succeeds in creating a different sound than those bands that works.
Favourites: Deviant ... read more
Jokes aside, this is one of the strongest debuts I have ever heard in the metal scene. The biggest problem I have with metalcore is that I am unable to differentiate between a lot of songs because they sound so similar and formulaic with a few exceptions, and this album isn't completely immune to it either. Despite that, it manages to sound good. The ambient and shoegazy sound manages to bring a freshness to an oversaturated ... read more
Favourites: Skylights, Fell Under a Spell, Goblin Valley, The Polar Dream
Can do without: Nocturnal Visitor, Rorschach
Nevertheless, this is a fun, energetic album that gets your blood pumping. Michele's voice reminds me ... read more