What does it sound like?:
The seventh Biffy Clyro album arrives following a long period of writers block for the band’s frontman Simon Neil.
This is an album that both showcases their traditional sound but also goes with a more experimental approach on some pieces. Then again this is a band that tries to update their direction with every new album.
The lead song Wolves of Winter is a prime example – a new sound pushing things in a different direction, while at the same time retaining their traditional unique core
Other standouts for me are On A Bang and Animal Style, but the album as a whole is a very satisying and fulfiiling piece of work.
In terms of sound and feel, this is similar to their most recent releases rather than their earlier output, and shows a band that has chosen evolution over stasis.
This is adventurous music!
What does it all *mean*?
This is undoubtedly an album that will sell a lot of copies and fill a lot of arenas over the next year.
Goes well with…
Other albums by the band, not too heavy metal.
Might suit people who like…
Fans of early period Biffy might have a few gripes, but this is a band that is constantly changing to stay ahead of the curve, setting rather than following trends.