Friday, July 6, 2012
"Welcome to the Show" Album Review
I hope you all have had the time to check out Black Wing Halo since last week’s interview! If not, I thought I’d bring you a review of their new album “Welcome to the Show” that we talked about. I’m not going to lie, I don’t normally seek out this style of music so this post definitely opened my realm of music appreciation. The album is certainly unlike anything I’ve ever heard. They weren’t lying when they said that they “threw a bunch of stuff into the Vitamix.” Every song’s sound is so distinct from the next, leaving no style untouched.
The show only lasts 8 songs but it’s definitely packed full with entertainment from the different genres they play with throughout the album. The title track introduces you with harsh distorted rhythms that have sort of a southern rock feel in them paired with a more relaxed melodic chorus line. Then when you listen to “Above my Head” you get their unique hard rock style mixed with some electronic and experimental somewhat haunting touches. You can tell that they really utilized the time they gave this album to mature. From not rushing the writing and production process of the album they got to take their expansive musical styles to a whole different level.
The different song styles are disconnected in a good way in my opinion. The distinct differences make up an album that does a great job at showcasing their self-made hybrid genre. Like I said, it’s not my usual pick for music to check out but I’m definitely appreciative to having been exposed to such a unique style of music. It’s definitely an album worth checking out if you’re interested in hearing something raw and really unique. If you like pure punk, hard rock, southern blues, or experimental electro, you’re guaranteed to find something entertaining in all the elements they throw at you. Check it out and let us know what you think!
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