Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Sony | Autor: JV

In the United Kingdom, this Cambridge foursome is already being treated as a hot tip, as a potential successor to the chart striker Muse or Biffy Clyro. Like these, the quartet creates atmospherically dense songs. However, he lacks the joy of experimenting with the combos mentioned above. All in all, the debut seems a bit too smoothly ironed and more trimmed to charts and stadium rock. The eleven songs rock and throw great emotional cinema onto the screen. But they lack moments of surprise. But the idea of sprinkling in instrumental parts is good: Track 1, 7 and 14, i.e. intro, middle and outro form small meditative islands. In addition, David Jake's voice tears a lot out of the average danger zone and steers the vehicle more in the direction of Emo. No question, it's already going well for the band - majordeal, enthusiastic reviews, support for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and the Deftones, appearances at this year's Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. Nevertheless, the record lacks bite, and one wonders whether there is more behind this troupe than market calculation. Album number two may provide an answer to that.

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