Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Spires - Flowers And Fireworks (2009)

Genre: Screamo/Hardcore

The debut release by Spires is a fantastic display of, well, I'm not really sure what genre I'd put this into but I guess I'll go for screamo with influences of post-metal thrown in there maybe. Ah well, I think it's great how these guys move from sparse but sprawling guitar parts to bursts of noise and yet still make it feel like a natural and flowing progression. They've got a slower sound in comparison to most screamo bands I've heard as a result of the post-metal influences, but still vary it up and make it interesting, which all in all makes for a pretty damn cool album. I advise you check it out if you're into the whole screamo thing as this is pretty great.