Biffy Clyro are a fantastic example of a group who are going from strength to strength, it's kind of scary just how good they are...but in a great way!
The album arrived first thing this morning and I was so excited, didn't expect it to arrive till Monday (thank you to my wife for buying it for my Birthday!!) and I had to listen to it straight away, nothing would stop me!
I loved Puzzle and for me that was the album that made Biffy stand out, yes there early stuff is good, but Puzzle was a great album and in my opinion much better than the previous offerings. It showed a very soft and emotional side, along with some songs that you just can't help but rock out to! I know a lot of fans dont really rate Puzzle and like the earlier stuff, but we all have different tastes.
It seems like such a long time ago that Mountains was released giving us a small glimpse of what was to come from them. Of course more recently we've had 2 singles released from the album, each showing us something completely different and individual.
So then, what about the actual album? Well I love it, without noticing I found myself constantly turning the volume up, nodding my head to every single song and singing along to the songs I knew. From the first play I just enjoyed every moment of this album, it's a fantastic album. Simon Neal's (the lead singers) voice is mesmerizing and as you listen to the album you are shown how versatile it is as it mixes in with the heavy riffs and the softer, personal moments. In fact it is so nice to see an album that does differ from song to song and doesn't really lend its self to only one style or sound which keeps you interested throughout. Too often do we see albums that have too many songs that sound similar and you sometimes have difficulty knowing where one song ends and the other starts.
This year we have seen some great music and albums released and this features up there with the very best of them and is bound to just increase the fan base for this group.
Go Biffy ;)