There’s no denying that ‘If I’m The Devil...’ is quite the departure for letlive.
With the exception of the scrappy ‘A Week Ago’ and chaotic ‘Another Offensive Song’, the wild-eyed fury that helped define them has been drastically scaled back. It may be a more sombre affair relying on groove rather than manic energy but it’s no less captivating, thanks in large part to Jason Aalon Butler’s vocal performance. The soaring ‘Who You Are Not’ and the understated, brooding title track see him pour his guts out with an impassioned gusto.
It’s the sound of an already impressive singer achieving something even greater and really establishes letlive. as a unique proposition. Never before have the words ‘soul punx’ been so fitting.
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