In an age where the Music scene is in a state of flux, The Scottish trio prove that you don't have to change to be successful. A lot of artists and bands nowadays seem resilient to stick with the traditional rock band set-up of guitar, bass and drums all except for Biffy Clyro, who refuse to adhere to expectations and carry on making the music they know and love.
Opposites has a hold on you that you won't be able to shake off. It's 20 tracks of pure musical pleasure both in songwriting and production. Tracks like 'Sounds like Balloons' and 'The Joke's On Us' are reminiscent of classic Biffy Clyro and echo the type of guitar work on 'Blackened Sky' or 'The Vertigo of Bliss'; other tracks like 'Opposite', 'Black Chandelier' and 'Victory Over The Sun' showcase the truly beautiful songwriting of Simon Neil and Bandmates, both musically and lyrically.
Every track on the album evokes various emotions, the type that draw you in to the backgrounds behind the songs, the choruses are deep and memorable with some stunning vocal performances from Simon; it is evident that a lot of time and effort has gone into the production of this record. The drums sound huge and pronounced, the bass is clear and precise and the guitars are tight and not too obtrusive; the vocals sit in place sublimely and it's hard to believe that a three-piece band can create tunes as big as this with a standard set-up.
Overall, Opposites is a hefty kick up the backside for guitar based bands and a shining beacon of hope for modern guitar music. It has elevated Biffy Clyro to the place they deserve to be and will be of significant importance to the band forever. A real music masterpiece that will become an iconic British album, and perhaps the best of 2013 so far.