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They're Getting Even Better,
This review is from: Everyday Demons (Audio CD)
I thought Rise was as good a hard rock debut as we've seen this decade. It rocked hard, no doubt about that. The follow-up `Everyday Demons' doesn't rock quite as hard, but in my opinion, it's a better album.
Their songwriting has improved and there's a touch more variety in their work. They now have arena anthems and ballads to go along with their typical hard-rocking riffs. There's even a bit of harmonica playing in the final track `Evil Man' that finishes the album beautifully. It's possibly for these reasons that the album may not be as accessible as their debut `Rise'. I would definitely characterise it as a `grower' - it will require a few listens before you totally appreciate it. You should still enjoy the first few listens though!
This is what I like album about this album. The band are showing that they've improved. That they've all developed musically and the songs all have their own character. At this rate of progression their next two albums could be absolutely stunning. Until then, enjoy this in all its glory, for this is as good a rock album as 2009 will see. I'm sure of it.