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If you thought Blackened Sky was good....,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Vertigo Of Bliss (Audio CD)
Amazing in all the right ways, 2nd albums don't come much better than this. Biffy have crammed this album full to the brim of invention in every way - there are moments of schitzophrenic guitar plus ridiculously abrasive violins in tracks such as "Now the Action is On Fire" that sit alongside power-pop singles like "Questions and Answers" without seeming out of place. "With Aplomb" even showcases a ballad mentality not a thousand miles away from a slow Metallica number, reaching into a chorus that could have been snatched from the Coors! But if that sounds terrible, it's saved by the imaginative production and that slight sense of obstinacy that seems to sit in the background, stopping the band from ever being predictable. And that's the main strength of Biffy Clyro - when you think you're going to get straightforward post-hardcore you never do. This band beats most of the yanks at their own game without falling into any of the standard emo clichés a la Thursday. There is nothing stopping this band from conquering the world, if their intelligence and musical wit isn't too much for a populace that thinks Linkin Park equates good rock music.