In RS197 we welcome back rock’s most controversial son to the cover of Rock Sound. PLUS we speak to Asking Alexandria’s Ben Bruce about his upcoming solo album, Emma Blackery and Against The Current are welcomed with opens arms and you’ll get eight classic Time Warp posters of your favourite bands.
A superb slice of miserablism
The Boxer Rebellion faithfully improve on their original methods with changes of tone, rhythm and instrumentation third time round. As pianos sink in and out of the 10 tracks, vocalist Nathan Nicholson offers a superb slice of miserablism while maintaining interest throughout the subtle shadings of grey on the album. ‘Cause For Alarm’ echoes Elbow, while ‘Doubt’ borders on ‘OK Computer’-era Radiohead. While certainly an accomplished progression from 09’s ‘Union’ in terms of tempo, it’s still a bit too midlevel and the band might stand out from their contemporaries if they were a bit more rough around the edges.
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