September 1, 2017 |

Skies In Motion- Life Lessons

Skies In Motion- Life Lessons

September 1, 2017 |

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The first few minutes into this album I knew I'd found my new favourite hardcore band. Derby based five piece, Skies In Motion are the band responsible for the record we have before us. It's a rollercoaster ride of chugging riffs, soaring choruses and brutal breakdowns. As debut records go, does it get much better? The band already have a maturity to their writing. Their songs have a unique identity and it's one I absolutely love.

The record opens with a brief intro track, Architect which starts things off slow but quickly ups the ante. It starts off soft before growing and rolling over into something altogether different. It perfectly flows into Cascades, a blistering track that showcases just how heavy this band can be. Despite being a fairly flat out track it still contains plenty of flair across the track from the vocals to the guitars and production. A chiming guitar lick and grandiose vocals split the track open later on before a crushing breakdown which carries us through to the tracks end.

Fast forward a bit and we get the track Happy Families. Odd title for this genre? Maybe, but it's a great track. A bouncing riff brings us in to the track which drops down before picking the pace up into the verse. The vocals sit on top with a raw sound, perfect for delivering the lyrics of this song which help make sense of the title. This is to say that the title is ironic. Throughout the album the lyrics are emotionally charged and really finish the picture that the songs paint. The tight verses open into a great chorus, showcasing the vocal talents in this band. The song continues and displays the bands dynamic ability all the way to the end, dropping down and surging back up.