Javier Strat 7 2024
- Mar 19, 2012
- Reaction score
- Northern Ireland
Not doing it for me sorry....but Haken guitarist's Charlie Griffiths's Tiktaalika solo album does.
That's probably intentional. Those boys do a lot of nods to stuff from the past. Including the segment on the Affinity album where they literally have a breakdown that's straight out of the third season of the original Transformers cartoon background music. They love their nods.I'm 60% don't like 40% like on this.
Not being familiar with their music, I'd wager a guess this is a stab at broadening their audience... The intro and first verse has a big Imagine Dragons/Shinedown mixed with Polyphia vibe. I'd like it more if the vocals didn't remind me so much of Imagine Dragons.
I think the chorus is great and the horn solo later on reminds me of the horn parts in The Temptation's Papa Was a Rolling Stone. Which seems out of left field, but I thought that was an interesting arrangement/texture choice.