FLYLEAF - Between The Stars

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 165 / 11-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Ear | Autor: ML

For over ten years the US-Americans Flyleaf have been successfully romping around in the alternative rock and metal scene. Her former singer Lacey Sturm was known for her Christian motivated lyrics. Shortly after the release of their third album "New Horizons" (2012) Kristin May joined the band as a new lead singer. "Between the Stars" is the first album with her. The band doesn't completely change their sound now, but a track like "Traitor", hard as a board, might not have been possible with Sturm. Under the direction of producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne), Flyleaf has thus achieved a real liberation. In Europe, Flyleaf, which has been extremely successful in the USA, has hardly been able to score any points so far. That could change now. Between the Stars" is harder on the one hand, on the other hand it has more pop appeal than their previous albums. This is mainly due to the great guitar work of Jared Hartmann and Sameer Bhattacharya, which is always good for small, fine surprises and string blows ("Traitor" or "Magnetic").

Top track: Traitor

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