You know, I had my doubts about whether Biffy could ever recapture the magic of their glorious first two albums. Their last 2 efforts, 2013's Opposites and 2016's Ellipsis were decent enough rock records but they were slightly underwhelming because it's clear that Biffy are capable of so much more. Here though, they've returned to form and they've absolutely triumphed here to remind everyone of their absolute class.
It's the album of a band that has rediscovered their mojo since they hit the big time. There are clearly themes of grief and heartbreak here, but the album is so effervescent and full of life and energy that you wouldn't think so. The slower moments are there of course to provide some contrast, but the juxtaposition between what we hear and what Simon Neil is saying makes for some interesting moments. Combine that with some subtle instrumental experimentation and you get an album that, whilst slightly different to the bands prior discography, still manages to retain the Biffy Clyro identity due to the visceral guitar work and desperate roaring vocals scattered within. Every song is an innovative, memorable melody scattered with highlights, and truth be told, I cannot find a fault with this album. It is fantastic.
Best Songs: Balance Not Symmetry, All Singing and All Dancing, Different Kind of Love, Fever Dream, Plead, The Naturals
Worst Songs: N/A
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