Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Nine Lashes: From Water to War

Artist: Nine Lashes
Record/EP: From Water to War
Rating: 4.5/5
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Similar artists: Sent By Ravens, Ashes Remain, 7eventh Time Down, We As Human
Genre: Christian Metal
Release Date: 21 January 2014
Length: 35:09
Label: Tooth & Nail

It is very apparent that Nine Lashes have pushed themselves to add a new flavour to their already existing sound with this new record From Water to War. The record boasts a new digital, techno-ish which is definitely an expansion from their last album. The question is however, has it worked to their advantage?

Honestly I think that what this record provides is a welcomed break from the general monotony to be found in this genre of music. I know that this is not what a lot of listeners would have expected, and some fans may find it to be a disappointment rather than satisfying, fans with a broader taste in music and an open mind will find this record to be surprisingly good. I honestly think that it is always refreshing for music to catch you off guard, in a good way.

The record is ten tracks long and was relatively short to listen to, but in a good way, if you catch my drift? You see, when the record finishes, it leaves you wanting to listen to it over and over again. It isn’t because the record is so short that you feel unfulfilled, instead it is just so enjoyable that you would be content to listen to it for much, much longer than it goes on for.

Lyrically you won't be disappointed either, which is great because half of the reason we like a song generally comes down to if we like the sound and if we can fall in love with the lyrics. This record expands upon its alternative rock experimentation with electronic enhancement; and in addition Nine Lashes' songwriting captures intense spiritual growth, which is sure to resonate with any fans seeking a feeling sincerity.

Nine Lashes have created something very genuine and interesting with this new record. I like that they seem to have made an album containing what they want and not what society and the music industry demands and expects from them. The step outside the norm is what really gives this record character and makes it a truly awesome addition to their repertoire. I am excited to see which side of the band's music will dominate heir future releases.

Stay wild child

Rating: 4.5/5


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