July 5, 2017 |

Bad Sign – Live & Learn

Bad Sign – Live & Learn

July 5, 2017 |

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Bad Sign will release their monstrous debut album Live & Learn on July 14th through Basick Records. The London based trio have toured heavily since the release of their EP Destroy in 2014. The varying bands that they have toured with may well have played a part on the sound of this album, as it is packed full of massive hulking riffs whilst the vocal melodies are built on undeniable hooks.

The album opens with Liars & Lovers, the slow build leads you into the massive riff that is such a key characteristic of this album. The riff has you tapping along and the vocals singing along, the track is a great opener for what’s to come. With the heaviness of the riffs on this album you don’t expect the vocal styles of Joe Appleford. His vocals are slow and brooding at times which offer a great contrast to the aforementioned riffs. Whilst not always heavy the vocals maintain an aura of intensity, and this allows for easy introductions of heavier vocals, particularly on songs such as Covenant and Intermission. It’s on Intermission where a more hardcore, mosh style of both riff and vocals come into play, something that should translate brilliantly live.