Bent Knee has just landed their new animal and it’s a real savage one…..
Well, if you know Bent Knee, you already should be aware that this band is not conventional at all, not even into the progressive scene, and it’s without any doubt a risked band, rather than experimental. Bent Knee is the kind of band that took you to the boundaries with every album they release.
The new album has the characteristic dynamic sound of the band, but this time the songs are more savages, raw, aggressive and Yes! more guitar based than all the predecessors.
The musicality it’s as always on the top, an excellent execution with the perfect “live” feeling in each song, you know, that vibe that only great musicians can bring (especially if they are graduated from Berklee right?). The record is perfectly balanced and the mix is just excellent, leaving besides the trending of make the songs sound just perfect and extremely polished.
Vocals on this album are amazing, is very notable how the Courtney’s voice has maturate so far, it basically make you shiver on every song, she could bring the nicest pop ballad vibe and then take you to the more obscure piece, a la Diamanda Galás.
Something particular on this album, are the rhythm section, because not only do perfectly their main job, but also, gives tons of power on every song, even in the songs like “Boxes”, that by the way, is the perfect close for this album.
Talking about the songs, I prefer not to highlight my favorites ones, because the album it’s so diverse that, I’m pretty sure that in a few hours I’m going to have a whole different set of new favorite songs. Although, I would like to recommend to you, not to shuffle this one, because the songs are perfectly fitted in the track list, and in the way I see it, is like a life cycle, in which “Terror Bird” is the birth song, “Hole” and “Holy Ghost” are the childhood and teenage songs respectively, while “Insides In”, “These Hands” and “Land Animal” are the adulthood. Finally the twilight comes with “Time Deer”, “Belly Side Up” and “The Well”. The peacefully death song is “Boxes -.”, and the perfect ending for this album.
Please go and get Land Animal, which is one of the best pieces of music you going to hear until they probably release new material.
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