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Highlight of the year
on 20 July 2014
Crowbar are all about the groove and are metal in a way that can only be created by sipping long and hard at the musical font that is the blues. It is hard and heavy but that doesn’t mean you can’t move to it.
Comparisons with Down are obvious and if you are a fan of Black Label Society and wished they were a bit grittier then this album will be a nice addition to your collection. Pantera fans should also take note and if you are coming from the more modern end of the musical spectrum Lamb of God fans should find much to love.
The album has some variety on its theme; the solid ‘Reflection of Deciet’ sees the band slow down and enters what seems like post metal almost like Cult of Luna, ‘Amahanthine’ is pretty much modern day Alcest just more simplified.
For some reason albums of this type sound better listened to on sunny days so make sure you do that but obviously if you are reading this in the winter buy it anyway because it is brilliant.